The Nature Enhancement Fund (NEF) is a program administered by the MLOA and supported by our members and their guests.
The fund provides grants to support projects or initiatives that produce, promote or preserve opportunities to fish and/or hunt sustainably or just enjoy the outdoor experiences in Manitoba, for visitors and Manitobans alike, as well as supporting our non-profit operations and lobbying efforts.
Since the fund’s inception in 2011, the MLOA board has approved more than $60,000 in HAPF project grants to organizations like Manitoba Model Forest, Fish Futures, the Manitoba Natural Resource Officers Association, the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association, Generation Next Angler, and Swan Valley Sportfishing Enhancement, among others. NEF funds have also been used to purchase and donate camera equipment for Roblin district conservation officers, to monitor areas of high poacher traffic, as well as for the provincial government’s wildlife branch, for use in their whitetail deer population composition survey work.
Please click on the menu to see profiles of some of these funded projects on our website.
Please note our next intake for funding grant applications will begin in December 2020, with a deadline of Feb 15, 2021. These grants will be awarded in the spring of 2021.
Our members and their guests contribute to the fund and we would like to applaud and honour their support, and to thank them for helping to enhance and preserve opportunities for anglers and hunters and outdoor enthusiasts in Manitoba.
Twenty Five percent of the proceeds from the NEF are set aside to be donated for project grants to our community partners. The remaining 75% is set aside to help fund the day-to-day operations and lobbying efforts of the non-profit MLOA, thus ensuring our operators, their guests, and Manitoba’s fishing and hunting and outdoor enthusiasts, community in general, continue to have a voice with decision-makers and with the general public.
Participation in the NEF is mandatory starting in 2019, and we do encourage all our members to consider becoming involved in this very important program.
Great Manitoba Adventure Prize Trip Draw
Guests of our member lodges and outfitters who donate $25.00 to the fund are entered into a draw to win a fantastic Manitoba hunting or fishing trip worth up to $2,500.
Please contact our office if you would like to inquire about a no-purchase entry for our draw, or if you would like to make a donation to the NEF.
To view the complete regulations for the Great Manitoba Adventure Prize Trip Draw, please click here.
To view a list of confirmed draw winners from past years, please click here.