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SARPAL Funding

Event date

The Species At Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) Program will open March 3 and close on March 10, 2021, or as soon as funds are fully allocated.

Important dates:

  • Applications are now available on the OSCIA web site
  • Eligible invoice dates are April 1 to December 15, 2021
  • Projects completed and claim deadline December 15, 2021

Supported Best Management Practices that assist Species at Risk (SAR)

  • Tree & shrub planting, up to $50/tree. (Tree Service Agreements for spring 2022 tree planting)
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Grassland Restoration
  • Establishment of In-field Perennial Grass Strips.
  • Fencing: Up to $11.50/m for permanent fence and $2.45/m for temporary fence
  • Delayed haying until after July 15th, up to $50/acre. 

Program Highlights:

  • 50% cost-share level, to a maximum of $20,000 per farm business
  • First come, first served (the program will close as soon as funds are fully allocated)
  • Up to a maximum of $2,000 in in-kind
  • Conservation Agreements must be signed between the producer and Environment and Climate Change Canada. These agreements will ensure habitat protection for SAR.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Farm Business Registration Number, Or 25 acre+ property assessed as “Farm”
  • 4th edition Environmental Farm Plan,
  • Valid Premises ID number.  

The SARPAL brochure and applications are now available on the website:


Is registration required?