IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT PROPOSALS IN NOVEMBER 2015.
The Sage Environmental Program is changing away from the established pattern of competitive proposals twice yearly. In its place will be annual grants to the organizations that have been the most regular participants in the past.
This change takes effect at Round 2, November, 2015. It will be more efficient, avoiding the need to prepare and review proposals, some of which could not be funded despite being eligible.
Thanks go out to all of the committed organizations that have participated in the past. .
email (preferred method): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sage Environmental Program
Attn: Graham Smith
450 Brookside Road
Brookside, NS, B3T 1T3
The three primary areas of interest for the program are outlined below.
1. Protected Areas
In keeping with the aim to maintain healthy ecosystems throughout the province,
the program will support efforts to protect, preserve and sustain ecosystems
in areas with significant opportunities for conservation, with an
emphasis on relatively intact forests, wetlands, waterways, coastal and marine
areas. Priority areas for this program include the existing areas protected
under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act, public lands recognized as candidates to become protected,
and wildlife corridors connecting such areas (on public or
Specific activities funded may include:
- development and promotion
of conservation planning and design
- applied scientific research
- participation in land use planning processes
- community outreach and public
- collaboration among diverse groups working directly to foster
conservation on the ground
2. Compromised Areas
The program may support activities that work to maintain biodiversity
in areas of Nova Scotia that are already developed to varying
degrees by industrial
residential interests. These lands and marine areas face a
series of challenges to their ecological integrity.
The goal is to ensure the health of these areas and the species
that depend on them by supporting efforts that enhance scientific
biodiversity, endeavour to preserve and protect threatened
habitats, and engage communities
in activities that maintain and enhance ecosystem health.
Activities supported by the program in this area may include
the following (preferably more than one):
- stewardship programs
- restoration and enhancement programs and policies
- applied scientific research and mapping
- public awareness
3. Emerging Issues:
Urban Growth and Development
The program will consider initiatives that respond to
emerging issues which represent unique opportunities
and enhance the environment.
An example is the critical issue of managing urban
growth and development in the Halifax area.
The program is interested in supporting efforts to
create sustainable land use patterns, protect adjacent
and natural landscapes,
Activities supported by the program in this area may
include the following (preferably more than one):
land use planning
- applied research
- sustainable transportation initiatives
- public awareness