The Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) included in the Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) are:
Native Rangeland Grazing Management
Do you have native prairie you want to manage? With only 17% of prairie grasslands remaining in Saskatchewan, this BMP seeks to improve or protect the health and productivity of the existing native rangelands by supporting the creation and implementation of native rangeland grazing plans. 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000.
Riparian Grazing Management
Do you have a riparian area on your property you want to protect or manage? Riparian areas are the green zones adjacent to lakes and watercourses. They stabilize stream banks and shorelines, filter impurities and trap sediment. The Riparian Grazing Management BMP's intent is to protect water quality through exclusion or properly managed timing, intensity and duration of livestock grazing along riparian area. 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000.
Permanent Tame Forage
Wanting to convert your cropland to tame forage? The purpose of this BMP is to protect soils from erosion and improve resilience to climate change through the conversion of environmentally sensitive cultivated lands to perennial forage cover. 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000.
Permanent Native Forage
Wanting to convert your cropland to native forage? Native plants are well-adapted to variable climatic conditions, require minimal inputs and are resilient to grazing. The purpose of this BMP is to establish native perennial forage cover to provide wildlife habitat and sequester carbon. 90% of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000.
Effected by drainage works that were not constructed by the Water Security Agency (WSA)? This BMP helps producers to address impacts of existing private drainage works. Eligible funding is for implementing approved drainage stewardship practices. 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $20,000.
Invasive Plant Biocontrol and Targeted Grazing
Do you have a large-scale invasive plant infestation? This BMP is available for eligible producers and pasture grazing associations to contain and manage these large-scale infestations through the support of integrated non-herbicide practices. 50% to a maximum of $45,000.
Livestock Stewardship BMPs
These BMPs seek to protect or improve surface water and groundwater resources by mitigating environmental impacts from livestock operations. 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $100,000.
Contact us to ask us about these programs and to see if you qualify.