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NCC Missouri Coteau, SK: Protecting Wetland and Upland Habitat

Implementing Organization

The Nature Conservancy of Canada


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA


Project Category


Project Actions

Land Acquisition/Protection

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

Securement and enhancement of high quality Missouri Coteau wetlands and associated uplands support high densities of breeding waterfowl and staging shorebirds. By working in these areas, NCC-SK will maximize the benefits to 12 BP Priority Species by conserving core breeding and staging habitat: Mallard, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Canvasback, Redhead, Common Tern, Marbled Godwit, Piping Plover, Semipallmated Sandpiper, Dunlin, Short-Billed Dowitcher and Lesser Yellowlegs. The perpetual protection of 480 acres and enhancement of 522 acres of suitable breeding, feeding and staging habitat will have direct benefits for the targeted bird populations. This protected and enhanced habitat will ensure that breeding pairs will not lose their nests to damage by farm machinery and that grazing and haying activities are managed responsibly and for the benefit of waterfowl and shorebirds.


Kathryn Folkl
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Project Partners

Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Affiliated Institutions

Acquisitions may not yet been finalized, so purchased acres amount is the expected purchased acres.

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