Habitat Conservation Fund 2002 Approved Projects


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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.
Progress Report

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.
Final Report

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.
Final Report

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.
Final Report

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.
Progress Report

Joseph Nocera
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.
Progress Report

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.
Final Report

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.
Final Report

Hugh Broders
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.
Project Cancelled