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National Wetland Conservation Fund 2015-16 Call for Proposals

Posted October 20, 2014 by LSC

The National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF) supports projects that: restore degraded or lost wetlands; enhance degraded wetlands; scientifically assess and monitor the health and functionality of wetlands and the species that use them; and, encourage stewardship and wetland appreciation by a wide variety of partners to build support for future wetland conservation and restoration activities. The NWCF focuses on working landscapes.

Who can apply

Non-governmental organizations, Aboriginal organizations and communities, individuals, universities, conservation authorities, private corporations, as well as provincial, territorial and municipal governments and provincial Crown corporations.

Geographic location

Projects must take place on private land, provincial Crown land, or Aboriginal land across Canada. Contact the Program to learn more about its priorities.

Range of funding available

Funding is variable and depends on the project. Typical funding ranges from $50,000 to $250,000, with a maximum amount available of $500,000 per year per project.

Funding deadlines

For projects beginning after April 1st, 2015 the deadline to submit an application is November 21st, 2014.

To apply

The application form be obtained here. The associated guidelines can also be obtained ­ here.

Please submit the completed application to


For more information or to apply to the program, contact the program by email at

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