Habitat Conservation Fund - Contributions from Hunters and Trappers

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Priority Activities | Conditions for Awarding Grants | Proposal Submission Form | Funded Projects


The Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund was established under the Nova Scotia Wildlife Act to assist the funding of programs for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitats. The $5.00 Wildlife Habitat Stamp purchased by hunters and trappers is the primary source to the Fund but it can also receive monetary gifts, donations, and bequests or by disposition of any land acquired for the purposes of the Fund.

The Fund is organized under four objectives: Enhancement, Acquisition, Research, and Education. Each objective has a set of Priority Activities. The Habitat Conservation Fund will partner in projects on a cost shared basis not to exceed 75% of total project cost.

Applicants must consult the Conditions for Awarding Grants and Proposal Submission Guide and Form before submitting an application. These documents, and any additional information that may be required, are also available from any office of the Department of Natural Resources or from the following:

Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Division
136 Exhibition Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 4E5

Phone:(902) 679-6091
Fax: (902) 679-6176
Email: habfund@novascotia.ca

To be considered, the application must include all information and materials in the manner specified in the Proposal Submission Application Guide and Form.

The Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund reserves the right not to recommend an award if, in the opinion of the Board, no suitable proposal is received. Normally, proposals are not funded for more than $25,000.00 ($50,000.00 for land acquisitions).

The submission date for applications is December 15th.

The Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund looks forward to receiving your submission. In partnership, we can conserve wildlife habitat across Nova Scotia.

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