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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: https://www.ontariosoilcrop.