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2022-2023 Application Form: Habitat Stewardship Program for AquaticFootnote 1 Species at Risk

Note:

The 2022-2023 Call for proposals is now closed.

Form for applicants to submit a proposal to the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Aquatic Species at Risk 2022-2023 Funding Cycle

Important:

The following form is your application to the HSP for Aquatic Species at Risk. Please refer to the HSP Application Instructions and the Program Guide as you complete this application. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate HSP Regional Coordinator.

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Timelines and how to apply

Prior to submitting a complete application to the HSP, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via email to the appropriate HSP Regional Coordinator. Although the EOI is not mandatory it will give you the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback on your project and to verify that it is aligned with national and regional priorities and program expected results. EOIs are due November 12, 2021 (closing at 11:59pm for your region).

Applications must be submitted via email to the HSP Regional Coordinator by December 17, 2021 (closing at 11:59pm for your region).

Please note:

Extensions to the application deadline will not be granted. Applicants are reminded that they should receive a notification of a successful submission within five working days of the submission of their application. Contact your HSP Regional Coordinator if you have submitted an application but have not received this notification.

Unless otherwise indicated, all fields are mandatory. Failure to complete all mandatory fields may result in your application NOT being considered for funding.

1.1 Project management team and contact information

b) Duly authorized representative:

c) Project manager:

d) Address:

1.2 Organization type and business number

    Federal Business number and / or GST/HST number and / or band number % GST/HST reimbursable by Canada Revenue Agency % PST reimbursable by the province
NGO
     
Indigenous Group
     
Provincial/Territorial/Municipal/local government
     
Others (specify):
     

1.3 Program/project delivery experience

b) Team Members (max 25 lines):

Name Title Experience Previous HSP project experience?
       
       
       
       
       

1.4 Application to other DFO funding programs

2.1.1 Project overview (max 1 page):

2.1.2 Project description (max 3 pages):

2.1.3 Outcomes description (max 1 page):

2.4 Collaboration among multiple stakeholders or partners

If you answered yes, please complete the table below:

Stakeholder/partner Description of role in project Confirmed or anticipated
     
     
     
     
     

3.1 Project location

Habitat description (ecosystem type) Latitude (decimal degree format) (e.g. 43.09057) Longitude (decimal degree format) (e.g. -80.16062) Specific Location (nearest town or city)
       
       
       
       
       

3.2 Importance of site

3.3 TargetFootnote 2 and benefitting species

a) Target species:

Species name (common and scientific) Population/DU (if relevant) COSEWIC status SARA Schedule 1 Status Federal Recovery Strategy in place (Y/N)
         
         
         
         
         

b) Benefiting Species (max 20):

If applicable, please complete the table below:

Species name (common and scientific) Population/DU (if relevant) COSEWIC Status SARA Schedule 1 Status Federal Recovery Strategy in place (Y/N)
         
         
         
         
         

3.4 Recovery activity experts

4.1 Links to Recovery Strategies/Action Plans/Management Plans

4.2 Multi-species projects

4.3 Addressing threats to species and/or habitats

If you answered yes, please complete the table below:

Regional priority Project activity
   
   
   

6.1 Project work plan

6.1.1 Annual work plan for 2022-2023
Annual work plan for 2022-2023
  1. Activity 1: [Title of Activity]
  2. Estimated cost HSP: $[numerical amount]
  3. Start and end dates: [month-year]
  4. General description of the activity:
  5. Tasks:
  6. Deliverables:
  1. Activity 2: [Title of Activity]
  2. Estimated cost HSP: $[numerical amount]
  3. Start and end dates: [month-year]
  4. General description of the activity:
  5. Tasks:
  6. Deliverables:
[Add rows as needed]
6.1.2 [Two-year projects] Annual work plan for 2023-2024
Annual work plan for 2023-2024
  1. Activity 1: [Title of Activity]
  2. Estimated cost HSP: $[numerical amount]
  3. Start and end dates: [month-year]
  4. General description of the activity:
  5. Tasks:
  6. Deliverables:
  1. Activity 2: [Title of Activity]
  2. Estimated cost HSP: $[numerical amount]
  3. Start and end dates: [month-year]
  4. General description of the activity:
  5. Tasks:
  6. Deliverables:
[Add rows as needed]
6.1.3 [Three-year projects] Annual work plan for 2024-2025
Annual work plan for 2024-2025
  1. Activity 1: [Title of Activity]
  2. Estimated cost HSP: $[numerical amount]
  3. Start and end dates: [month-year]
  4. General description of the activity:
  5. Tasks:
  6. Deliverables:
  1. Activity 2: [Title of Activity]
  2. Estimated cost HSP: $[numerical amount]
  3. Start and end dates: [month-year]
  4. General description of the activity:
  5. Tasks:
  6. Deliverables:
[Add rows as needed]

6.2 Surveys, inventories and monitoring

6.3 Project evaluation

6.4 Project legacy

6.5 Permitting

If you answered yes, please complete the table below.

Project activity # Permit or authorization type Expected date of issue Issuing authority
       
       
       
       

7.1 HSP projected expenditures for 2022-2023

Expense category Expense description $ Requested to HSP
   
   
   
  Total  

7.2 [Two-year projects] HSP projected expenditures for 2023-2024

Expense category Expense description $ Requested to HSP
   
   
   
  Total  

7.3 [Three-year projects] HSP projected expenditures for 2024-2025

Expense category Expense description $ Requested to HSP
   
   
   
  Total  

8.1 Sources of support for 2022-2023

Organization name, Description of activities to be funded and Valuation of Support $ Value of Federal cash and in-kind support $ Value of other governmental cash and in-kind support $ Value other cash and in-kind support Total $ support Confirmed Y/N
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (HSP)          
           
           
           
Total          

8.2 [Two-year projects] Sources of support for 2023-2024

Organization Name, description of activities to be funded and valuation of Support $ Value of Federal cash and in-kind support $ Value of other governmental cash and in-kind support $ Value other cash and in-kind support Total $ support Confirmed Y/N
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (HSP)          
           
           
           
Total          

8.3 [Three-year projects] Sources of support for 2024-2025

Organization Name, description of activities to be funded and valuation of Support $ Value of Federal cash and in-kind support $ Value of other governmental cash and in-kind support $ Value other cash and in-kind support Total $ support Confirmed Y/N
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (HSP)          
           
           
           
Total          

9.Measuring Program Performance

Enter planned amounts in the first column.

Performance Measure Planned Actual
Area of aquatic habitat restored (sq. metres/km) [xxxx]  
Number of aquatic species at risk (species or populations) targeted by overall project activities [xxxx]  
Number of aquatic species at risk (species or populations) subject to mitigated impacts from threats [xxxx]  
Number of aquatic species at risk (species or populations) anticipated to have trends consistent with population and distribution objectives in recovery strategies and action plans [xxxx]  
Number of actions implemented from recovery documents for aquatic species at risk (species or populations), including from area or threat-based plans  [xxxx]  
Number of reports (e.g. studies, surveys, inventories, and research reports) completed [xxxx]  
Number of partners engaged and involved in the project (the Recipient and DFO must not be counted as partners): [xxxx]  
Number of outreach events conducted (presentations, workshops etc.)  [xxxx]  
Number of actions likely to continue to occur beyond the Habitat Stewardship Program [xxxx]  
Number of jobs created  [xxxx]  
Number of people trained  [xxxx]  

Arctic

Patricia Klotz
Telephone: 431-338-8647
Email: DFO.HSP-OPR_PIH-ROP.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Gulf

Josette Maillet
Telephone: 506-851-2237
Email: DFO.HSP-GLF_PIH-GLF.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Maritimes

Lisa Paon
Telephone: 902-483-5495
Email: DFO.HSP-MAR_PIH-MAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Lynette Mulley
Telephone: 709-330-7993
Email: DFO.HSP-NFL_PIH-NFL.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Ontario and Prairie

Patricia Klotz
Telephone: 431-338-8647
Email: DFO.HSP-OPR_PIH-ROP.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Pacific

Michelle Cho
Telephone: 236-330-4291
Email: DFO.HSP-PYR_PIH-RPY.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Quebec

Jocelyne Ouellet
Telephone: 418-775-0582
Email: DFO.HSP-QC_PIH-QC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Appendix 1: Regional priorities
Region Species Areas Threats
Newfoundland and Labrador Wolffish Species (Northern, Spotted, Atlantic)
SARA-Listed Sea Turtle Species
Large Whale Species (Blue Whale, Fin Whale, North Atlantic Right Whale)
Atlantic Salmon (South Newfoundland population)
American Eel
N/A Fisheries Interactions (i.e. bycatch, entanglements)
Vessel Interactions (i.e. ship strikes, acoustic disturbances)
Pollution and Pathogens
Habitat Alteration
Migration Barriers
Maritimes Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy population)
Atlantic Whitefish
SARA-listed Sea Turtle Species
North Atlantic Right Whale
Lake Utopia Rainbow Smelt
N/A Habitat alteration and degradation
Invasive and introduced species
Fishery interactions (includes entanglement and bycatch)
Interactions with vessels and vehicles
Acoustic disturbance
Gulf Atlantic Salmon
Brook Floater
Wolffish species
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Whale species (North Atlantic Right Whale, Blue Whale, Fin Whale)
N/A Interactions with Vessels and Vehicles
Acoustic Disturbances
Fishery Interactions: Bycatch and Entanglement
Habitat Alteration and Degradation
Invasive and Introduced Species
Quebec Whales endangered in the St. Lawrence (Beluga Whale - St. Lawrence Estuary population, Blue Whale - Atlantic population, and North Atlantic Right Whale)
Eastern Sand Darter (Quebec populations)
Copper Redhorse
Hickorynut
Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes – Upper St. Lawrence populations, and Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations)
St. Lawrence hydrographic system (River, Estuary and Gulf, including all tributaries)
Montérégie
Human disturbance associated with commercial shipping, excursion and whale-watching or recreational boating (e.g. approach distance, noise or collision)
Bycatch and fishing pressure (recreational or commercial)
Habitat loss and degradation (e.g. grass-bed destruction s, shoreline artificialization or wave action)
Deterioration of water quality (e.g. sources of sediment, pesticides, fertilizers, sewage, or contaminants)
Aquatic invasive species affecting species at risk
Ontario and Prairie
(Ontario)
Redside Dace
Pugnose Shiner
Pugnose Minnow
Black Redhorse
SARA-listed Freshwater Mussels
Lake St. Clair & contributing watersheds
Lake Erie & contributing watersheds
Lake Ontario & contributing watersheds
Lake Huron & contributing watersheds
Lakes & contributing watersheds of Upper (western) St. Lawrence River
Sediment/nutrient, contaminant loading
Habitat destruction/ alteration
Altered flows, water levels, or coastal process
Barriers to fish passage
Recreational impacts on aquatic SAR
Ontario and Prairie(Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta) Bigmouth Buffalo
Lake Sturgeon
Southern Prairie Species (Western Silvery Minnow, Rocky Mountain Sculpin, Plains Sucker, Plains Minnow)
Native Trout (Athabasca Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat, Bull)
Mapleleaf
Peace/Slave and Athabasca River Basins
North and South Saskatchewan River basin
Southern Prairie Region (Milk River, St. Mary’s River, Qu’Appelle River)
Winnipeg/Red/Assiniboine River Basin
East Slopes Rocky Mountains
Habitat loss and degradation
Impacts from introduced/non-introduced species
Disease and pathogens
Restrictions/barriers to fish passage
Recreational impacts on aquatic SAR
Arctic (Northwest Territories and Nunavut) Dolly Varden (Western Arctic)
Beluga (Cumberland Sound)
Bowhead Whale (Eastern Arctic/West Greenland)
Walrus
Beluga (Hudson Bay)
Foxe Basin
Hudson Bay/Hudson Strait
Mackenzie River tributaries/Peel River System
Cumberland Sound
All Nunavut waters
Unsustainable harvest
Unknown effects of predators
Lack of information on isolated Dolly Varden populations
Struck and loss of marine mammals
Effects of anthropogenic noise on movements
Pacific Killer Whales (all populations)
White Sturgeon
Fraser River Salmonids (populations assessed as at risk by COSEWIC)
Northern Abalone
Nooksack Dace
Fraser River watershed
Columbia River watershed
Salish Sea
North Coast
Morrison Creek Watershed
Fisheries interactions (including incidental/bycatch, catch and release fishery impacts, entanglements, illegal harvest, prey availability or unsustainable directed harvest)
Physical and acoustic disturbance
Habitat degradation and fragmentation (aquatic and riparian)
Cumulative effects (including anthropogenic contributions to climate change)
Aquatic invasive and problematic native species
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