Bird Studies Canada
Making Nova Scotia's Lakes Loon Friendly
Amount Awarded: $5,880.00 (Year 2)
To educate lake users how their actions affect loon breeding and foraging habitat, through existing programs (BSC's Canadian Lakes Loon Survey and Loon Friend Lakes campaign, and EHJV's Loon Stewards), and through a new Loon Ambassadors Program in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Forest Legacy Project
Amount Awarded: $27,000.00 (Year 2)
To conserve wildlife habitat through the formal protection and stewardship of old growth forests on private lands, based on a successful landowner education and stewardship program.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Private Land Habitat Conservation Project
Amount Awarded: $13,500.00
To provide materials and technical assistance to conservation minded landowners who seek to enhance, restore or protect wildlife habitat on their property.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Adopt-A-Class Field Days Program
Amount Awarded: $9,000.00
To deliver a wetland field trip to 2000 Nova Scotia Grade four students at three wetland sites in Nova Scotia.
Ecology Action Center
Coastlines Natural History Column
Amount Awarded: $4,775.00
To enhance knowledge and appreciation of the coastal ecology of Nova Scotia by creating and distributing a natural history column, Coastlines, to weekly newspapers around the province.
Benefits and risks of agro-ecosystem management to grassland birds in Nova Scotia
Amount Awarded: $13,800.00
Evaluate the wildlife habitat value of managed agro-ecosystems in Atlantic Canada to influence the delivery of successful habitat stewardship initiatives. Accomplished through modeling the habitat composition, context, and level of connectivity that most benefits breeding grassland birds in small - medium scale managed and non-managed agricultural landscapes.
Friends of the Cornwallis River
King's County Riparian Fencing Project
Amount Awarded: $10,000.00
To establish riparian edges in the agricultural landscape of the east flowing watersheds of King's County.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Long-term habitat conservation: an integral part of American marten and Canada lynx population recovery on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Amount Awarded: $25,000.00
To develop tools that can improve long-term conservation of critical habitat, and aid in the recovery of locally threatened populations of American marten and Canada lynx on Cape Breton Island.
Ecology of Bats in Nova Scotia
Amount Awarded: $12,900.00
To determine the distribution range of the eastern pipistrelle, northern long-eared and little brown bats in mainland Nova Scotia through trapping and echolocation surveys throughout the province. Additionally, to perform more intensive work in central Nova Scotia to examine the foraging and roosting ecology of eastern pipistrelles and northern long-eared bats, two forest-dwelling species that are expected to require specific types of roost trees in close proximity to suitable foraging areas.