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OFAH Fish and Wildlife Fund

What is it?

The OFAH Fish and Wildlife Fund was established in 1974 to support meaningful fish and wildlife research and projects on the ground across the province.  Money from member donations is used to help fund studies, habitat restoration, land securement, education & awareness and a variety of community projects.  Since it began, the Fish and Wildlife Fund has allocated over one million dollars to fish and wildlife conservation.

Why does the OFAH support fish and wildlife research and projects?

We use information from research to guide our positions and advocacy.  Science helps us learn about fish and wildlife populations and how to properly manage them.  We also support conservation projects that make a difference on the ground for fish and wildlife.

Why you should donate to the Fish and Wildlife Fund

A donation to the Fish and Wildlife fund ensures that your money goes directly to improving fish, wildlife and access to our natural resources.  As a registered charity, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters will issue a tax receipt for any donation $10.00 or greater.

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Some examples of research/projects that have received funding in the past.

FISHERIES

  • Catch & release stress levels in fish – provincial
  • Walleye creel survey – Lac Seul
  • Lake Trout enhancement – Haliburton
  • Brook Trout study to predict the impact of development, and to help inform Brook Trout conservation in Ontario – Peterborough
  • Walleye spawning bed construction – South Nation River
  • Kaministiquia River Lake Sturgeon study – Thunder Bay
  • Fish hatchery equipment – multiple community hatcheries
  • Atlantic Salmon restoration – Lake Ontario
  • Saugeen River fish ladder project – Owen Sound

WILDLIFE

  • Moose population and habitat surveys – Hearst
  • Wolf and Coyote morphology and preferred food sources – provincial
  • Ontario mammal atlas project – provincial
  • Spatial distribution of nesting waterfowl – Oshawa
  • Lyme disease study – Point Pelee National Park
  • Black bear genetic study to find out how bears are related – provincial
  • Aerial deer survey – Niagara
  • Wild turkey habitat improvement – Arnprior
  • Moose sampling and monitoring – Algonquin Park
  • Elk research and monitoring – Bancroft
  • Mallard duck nesting boxes – Fort Frances
  • Project Track-Em (Canadian Peregrine Foundation) – provincial
  • Changes in moose habitat use and activity – Quetico Park and Northern Minnesota

OTHER

  • Land securement along the Nipigon River (to protect from development) – Nipigon
  • Communications for Darlington Waterfowl Hunt – Darlington
  • Dock/wharf construction with wheelchair access – Peterborough
  • Marsh boardwalk signage – Presqu’ile Park

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