Wildlife Management Fund (WMF)

About the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF)

Since 2008, the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) has contributed over $1.1 million to wildlife stewardship and conservation in Alberta. Funded through annual fees paid by professional outfitters, the WMF has contributed to a wide variety of initiatives including population surveys, emerging technologies, and species research.

The WMF Committee is seeking applications for big game or bird game research and habitat enhancement projects that:

  • address a clearly identified research need or information gap,
  • have a broad provincial relevance, and
  • have long-term implications for the future of wildlife management in Alberta.

APOS members have further identified that moose, deer, and sheep are the priority species for the fund.

Who Can Apply?

Applications are accepted year-round. Any non-profit organization, government agency or individuals working in partnership with an organization can apply if they have a suitable project. Successful applicants will be expected to follow the APOS WMF Funding Agreement, which includes the requirement to submit a final report to APOS. Submit completed applications to:

Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS)
#100, 3802 - 49 Avenue
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2J7
Fax: (780) 465-6801

What Types of Projects are Eligible?

The APOS Wildlife Management Fund does not provide funding for:

  • Ongoing operational costs;
  • Capital costs over $5,000;
  • Emergency funds or deficit financing;
  • Travel or meals for conferences and seminars;
  • General fundraising;
  • Retroactive work; and,
  • Land acquisition.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible for ensuring they have the proper licences and approvals required to carry out the project and have complied with all the requirements of their organization

Application and additional details can be found in the attached pdf below.

Agency Name: 
Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
Contact Name: 
Stacey Leavitt
Grant Amount: 
Dependent on budget
Grant Location: 
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: