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Two-Day Nature Conservancy Event

A beautiful and ecologically significant parcel of land was the educational site for a group of 16 students from Rossburn High School last month. They were there to further their knowledge in both the Outdoor Education and Land Management and Water Resources courses in which they are registered. The Nature Conservancy of Canada-owned land is

Everything That Slithers, Hops, Flies And Flowers Gets Counted

Volunteers are the backbone of all successful conservation agencies and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a good example, as demonstrated during a conservation volunteer (CV) event held at the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve. “They counted and identified everything that slithered, hopped, burrowed, flew or flowered,” said Cathy Shaluk, communications and outreach co-ordinator for


Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland Receives Protection

Critical habitat is being protected surrounding Riding Mountain National Park as part of a conservation initiative led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “In the Manitoba region, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is working hard to protect some of the last natural cover in the area around Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP),” said Ursula

A Volunteer Opportunity For The Birds

Each spring birdsong fills the air as warblers, chickadees and many other bird species arrive back in Manitoba to pair up and raise their young. But are most birds that ordinarily make Manitoba their breeding grounds still around? Are other species now breeding here? Starting this spring until 2015 ordinary Manitobans will help scientists tracking

Funds To Restore Manitoba’s Largest Marshes

“The cost of restoring our internationally significant wetlands is small compared to the tremendous benefits they provide by improving the water quality of our great lakes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing wildlife habitat and wildliferelated recreation opportunities.” – STAN STRUTHERS, CONSERVATION MINISTER The province is strengthening its strategy for healthy waterways with an investment


Extending The Elk Glen Project

For four generations it has been a special place for the Brykaliuk family and a gift passed down from generation to generation. Today this tract of wilderness is a gift for all Canadians, thanks to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “It’s been owned by our family since my father first homesteaded here around 1912,” said

What’s Up – for Apr. 23, 2009

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] call 204-944-5762 April 23 – Ducks Unlimited Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District open house for landowners, 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Elks Lodge, 227 Third Ave. S., Virden. Topics: Conservation agreements, hay tenders, winter wheat, wetland restoration, other programs. For

What’s Up – for Apr. 16, 2009

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] call 204-944-5762 April 21 – Manitoba Conservation Districts information day, Pioneer Lounge, Keystone Centre, Brandon. Guest speaker: Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen. Registration from 12:30 to 1:15 p. m. RSVP by April 17 to [email protected] call 204-571-1097. April 22 – Farmers’ Market informational meeting, Kin Centre, Pilot Mound. For