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Moose

Moose are the largest member of the deer family and are an important component of Manitoba’s natural environment. In recent years, moose populations have shown signs of decline in portions of Manitoba. To help understand these changes, we have 2 new funding programs aimed at investigating, enhancing, and sustaining moose populations in Manitoba. These programs were developed with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development and will complement an existing multi-year moose monitoring program that is aimed at understanding the effects of the Bipole III transmission project.

The Moose Stewardship Study Program

A total amount of $184,000 will be available in Year 4 to fund a variety of research projects. This program’s purpose is to fund studies that investigate factors affecting moose populations; or affecting social elements of moose management in Manitoba. Researchers who can demonstrate their capability to conduct high-quality scientific studies are encouraged to apply.

Apply for the Moose Stewardship Study Program

The Moose Stewardship Conservation Program

A total amount of $66,000 will be available in Year 4 to fund a variety of conservation projects. This program funds conservation projects that enhance and sustain moose populations in Manitoba. We encourage non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities/organizations, universities, colleges, conservation districts, and wildlife associations to apply.

Apply for the Moose Stewardship Conservation Program

2020 successful applicants

  • Moose Stewardship Conservation Program:
    • No applicants due to pandemic.
  • Moose Stewardship Study Program:
    • University of Manitoba – Parasite risks to moose: Investigating the role of gastropod intermediate hosts in transmission in Western Manitoba.

2019 successful applicants

  • Moose Stewardship Conservation Program:
    • Black River First Nation – The Black River First Nation Moose Monitoring and Tracking Project;
    • Manitoba Wildlife Federation – Education, Training and Outreach – Promoting Moose Conservation in First Nation Communities;
    • Misipawistik Cree Nation – The Misipawistik Cree Nation kanawenihcikew Guardians Moose Monitoring Program.
  • Moose Stewardship Study Program:
    • Memorial University – Human Dimensions in Moose Management in Manitoba;
    • University of Manitoba – Factors affecting the health of moose populations in western Manitoba.

2018 successful applicants

  • Moose Stewardship Conservation Program:
    • Black River First Nation – The Black River First Nation Moose Monitoring and Tracking Project;
    • Opaskwayak Cree Nation – The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Moose Stewardship Conservation Program 2018 Project;
    • University of Saskatchewan – Engaging and Educating Manitoba Youth as Stewards of Moose in Manitoba.
  • Moose Stewardship Study Program:
    • Memorial University – Disentangling the Effects of Local and Regional Factors that Promote Occupancy and Abundance of Moose.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted by May 31 of the current year. NOTE: The application deadline for 2021 has now passed. Thank you to all who applied.

Contact us early in your application development process as we may be able to help you with your proposal by identifying opportunities with other organizations to develop collaborative, multi-component and co-funded projects.