The Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) provides Saskatchewan producers funding to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) in three priority areas – water, climate change and biodiversity.
The FSP focuses on four outcomes:
- Demonstrated improvements on water quality;
- Demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions;
- Enhanced resilience of the agriculture sector; and
- Biodiversity maintained.
A BMP is defined as any agricultural management practice that:
- Ensures the long-term health and sustainability of land-related resources used for agricultural production;
- Positively impacts the long-term economic and environmental viability of agricultural production; and
- Minimizes negative impacts and risk to the environment.
The following BMPs require pre-approval before the project is started. Producers are required to submit a Pre-Approval Application before they can submit a Claim Form.
- Drainage Stewardship
- Invasive Plant Biocontrol and Targeted Grazing
- Livestock Stewardship
Effective May 26, 2020, the Farm Stewardship Program has temporarily suspended accepting applications for manure storage sheds under the Livestock Stewardship BMP. Applications for all other manure storage projects will continue to be accepted at this time. Please check back regularly for updates to the Program.
- Native Rangeland Grazing Management
- Permanent Native Forage
- Permanent Tame Forage
- Riparian Grazing Management
- Environmental Solutions BMP
For more information contact Rita Marcinowski at (306) 485-8693 or firstname.lastname@example.org