Minister's Special Licence Auction Grants
ABOUT THE MINISTER’S SPECIAL LICENCE (MSL)
The Minister’s Special Licence (MSL) Grants are a great success story of our province, having dedicated millions of dollars back into supporting the conservation of Alberta’s fish and wildlife resources over their lifetime. Various organizations have dedicated their time and resources to the administration of the special licences to help support the betterment of stewardship projects in our province.
The Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) became the administrator for the auction licences in 2022, with the resident raffles remaining under an organization selected by the Minister. (For more on the Alberta resident MSL raffles and corresponding grant funding, please visit www.ab-conservation.com.)
2024 MSLA GRANTS
Funds generated through the auctioned special licences are distributed through Minister’s Special Licence Auction (MSLA) Grants, which are reviewed and decided by a process which is led by a multi-stakeholder committee consisting of representatives of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), Alberta Fish and Game Association (AFGA), Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA), APOS, Alberta Trappers Association (ATA), SCI Canada, Wild Sheep Foundation of Alberta (WSFAB), as well as Indigenous and post-secondary representatives.
The Grants Committee is seeking applications for large, meaningful wildlife stewardship projects that will help have a positive long-term impact on Alberta’s wildlife resources, helping sustain and enhance populations and their habitats. Multi-year funding commitments are possible through the MSLA.
To continue community-oriented work previously supported under the MSLA, 5% of the annual net proceeds of the MSLA will be dedicated to the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)’s Conservation, Community, Education Grants to support non-research projects relating to outdoor education and other conservation activities that benefit Alberta’s wildlife, fish, and their habitats.
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