Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador, located at the most easterly point of North America, is home to hundreds of lakes and wetlands that birds frequent both for migratory stopover and nesting sites. The Province focuses on the conservation of significant tracts of wildlife habitat by working with municipalities, corporations and private landowners through the provincial Wildlife Division’s Municipal Habitat Stewardship Program. The Stewardship Association of Municipalities Inc. (SAM) is a central partner in the implementation of this program. Municipalities with signed habitat stewardship agreements work in partnership with the provincial government and NL EHJV partners to retain and enhance important wildlife habitat found within municipal planning boundaries.

NL-EHJV Expenditures

January 1, 1986 – March 31, 2020

NL-EHJV Expenditures January 1, 1986 - March 31, 2020

Habitat Retention (Secured) – 46%
Stewardship/Influenced – 7%
Habitat Restoration (Enhanced) – 10%
Management – 6%
Habitat JV Science – 2%
Other Activities – 29%

Other activities include policy work, communications, education and conservation planning.

Newfoundland and Labrador Accomplishments

January 1, 1986-March 31, 2020 and January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2020* (current Implementation Plan)

Habitat Retention
Permanent 42,779 503
Medium (10-99 yrs) 7,841 5,984
Stewardship/Influenced (< 10 yrs) 5,924,283 3,308,478
Habitat Restoration (Enhancement)
Upland 1,899 227
Wetland 1,558 0
TOTAL** 5,974,903 3,314,965

* Activities from January 1, 1986-December 31, 1988 were completed as first step projects prior to the official formation of the EHJV

** Habitat hectares retained, restored and managed are not additive. Hectares are first secured, may then be enhanced and are subsequently placed under management.

Lark Harbour/Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Lark Harbour/Wildlife Division – © Government of Newfoundland and Labrador


Jonathon Sharpe
Newfoundland and Labrador EHJV Program Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Department Fisheries and Land Resources (Implementation Lead)

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