2021-2022 Application Form: Habitat Stewardship Program for AquaticFootnote 1 Species at Risk

Form for applicants to submit a proposal to the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Aquatic Species at Risk 2021-2022 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 13, 2020 (closing at 11:59pm for your region).

Applications must be submitted via email to the HSP Regional Coordinator by December 18, 2020 (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 2021-2022
Annual work plan for 2021-2022
  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 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]
6.1.3 [Three-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]

6.2 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 2021-2022

Expense category Expense description $ Requested to HSP
   
   
   
  Total  

7.2 [Two-year projects] HSP projected expenditures for 2022-2023

Expense category Expense description $ Requested to HSP
   
   
   
  Total  

7.3 [Three-year projects] HSP projected expenditures for 2023-2024

Expense category Expense description $ Requested to HSP
   
   
   
  Total  

8.1 Sources of support for 2021-2022

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 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          

8.3 [Three-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          

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

TBD
Telephone: TBD
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

TBD
Telephone: TBD
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

SARA-Listed Sea Turtle Species

SARA-Listed Large Whale Species (Blue Whale, Fin Whale, North Atlantic Right Whale)

Atlantic Salmon

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 present in the St. Lawrence (Beluga, Right Whale, Blue Whale)

Eastern Sand Darter

Copper Redhorse

Hickorynut

Anadromous and catadromous species of the St. Lawrence (Atlantic Salmon and American eel)

The St. Lawrence River watershed

Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence

Montérégie

Disturbance associated with commercial, tourist or pleasure navigation (e.g., noise, collision, wave action and spill)

Bycatch and pressures from sport fishing and fishing for food purposes

Degradation and loss of freshwater habitat (e.g., seagrass destruction, soil compaction, erosion, shoreline and riverbank alteration)

Deterioration of water quality

Invasive alien species affecting aquatic species at risk

Ontario and Prairie
(Ontario)

Redside Dace

Pugnose Shiner

Pugnose Minnow

Lake Sturgeon

Black Redhorse

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)

Native Trout (Athabasca Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat, Bull)

Mapleleaf Mussel

Peace/Slave River Basin

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 to fish passage

Barriers to movement

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

Impacts from introduced/non-introduced species

Pacific

Killer Whales (all populations)

Eulachon

White Sturgeon

Fraser River Salmonids (populations assessed as at risk by COSEWIC)

Northern Abalone

Cowichan Lake watershed

Fraser River watershed

Columbia River watershed

Salish Sea

North Coast

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 (e.g. competition and/or predation)

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