Natural Heritage Conservation Program Land Trusts Conservation Fund

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The Natural Heritage Conservation Program (NHCP) has a commitment to protect an additional 15,000 hectares of habitat for species at risk. The NHCP Land Trusts Conservation Program (LTCF) funds both in-year securement expenses and associated securement costs of fee simple land or Conservation Agreements.

Per program year, applicants are permitted to submit one project per Application Form with a funding ask between $50,001.00 and $1,000,000.00. Applicants may choose to submit up to three Large Grant applications.

To be eligible to apply to the LTCF, applicants must meet all the criteria below:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian Land Trust;
  • Applicants must be a registered Canadian charity; and,
  • Applicants must be in compliance or working towards substantial compliance with the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices (2019) or Guide des bonnes pratiques en intendance privĂ©e: aspects juridiques et organisationnels, as demonstrated through a Board resolution or confirmed through an attestation by a senior officer of the organization. This includes, in particular, compliance or substantial compliance with Standards 8-12 which address the securement and stewarding of conservation lands.

The deadline to apply is April 22.

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