Simply Ag Solutions is excited to be offering a new farm program in Saskatchewan!
The Saskatchewan Species at Risk Farm Program
The goal of this program is to:
• Work with agricultural producers across the province to protect and enhance species at risk and their critical habitats.
• Increase awareness to Saskatchewan Species at Risk and what we can do to ensure these species continue to survive and thrive in their critical habitats.
• Provide producers access to funding through the Saskatchewan Species at Risk Stewardship Program.
The following species are the main focus of The Saskatchewan Species at Risk Farm Program:
Greater Sage Grouse
Little Brown Bat
Northern Leopard Frog
Why Would I Want To Participate?
• You will gain an understanding of what species at risk are, what habitats they require and why they are a valuable asset to your farm. You will be provided with information to help assess suitable habitat and potential species at risk and learn about Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) specific to each species. You will also be provided with an opportunity to complete a Species at Risk Action Plan specific to your farm/ranch.
• You will be eligible to apply for funding through the Saskatchewan Species at Risk Stewardship Program. Successful applicants will receive 100% of funding to cover costs of implementing the BMPs.
Added Benefits include:
Maintain prairie biodiversity - plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, micro-organisms and amphibians all contribute to a healthy functioning ecosystem.
Help with pest control. Many species at risk consume large quantities of mosquitoes and grasshoppers.
How Do I Become Involved?
Attend a free workshop where you will be provided with a Saskatchewan Species at Risk Farm Program workbook, aerial images of your farm/ranch and an opportunity to complete a farm self-assessment and action plan. Your Action Plan will include Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) implementation. All information will remain confidential.
Maple Creek – Mar 27
Val Marie – Mar 29
Edenwold – Mar 27
Carnduff – Apr 12
Saskatoon Area – April 2017
For more information please contact:
Saskatchewan Species at Risk Farm Program Coordinator
306-955-5477 ext 205