Virden/Lightning Landscape

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited 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 Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

Through this proposal Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) will secure breeding habitats that will benefit waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds that also use wintering habitat along the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States. Using fee simple acquisition and perpetual conservation easements, MHHC’s securement work will provide perpetual protection of breeding habitat for populations of 16 priority species that are known to winter in the Gulf region. Focal species will include four priority “oiled birds” and 12 other “priority species”.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 405
Project Name: Virden/Lightning Landscape
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 49.66079132
Longitude: -102.3213942
Country: Canada
State or Province: CAN – SK, CAN – MB
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Pat Kehoe
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Acquisitions may not yet been finalized, so purchased acres amount is the expected purchased acres.
Acres Acquired: 1600
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee / Easement
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Ducks Unlimited Canada
Easement Holder Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: Permanent
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 841
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2200000
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 1100000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 1100000