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GSP intake now open

August 2, 2016 - The Grassland Stewardship Program (GSP) provides cost-share funding for producers who wish to implement select best management practices to improve grassland habitat and benefit species at risk on their farms. Supported best management practices include:

  • Control of encroaching trees and shrubs through mowing
  • Pasture rejuvenation
  • Incorporating delayed grazing into rotational grazing systems
  • Native grassland restoration
  • Forage harvest management (delayed haying)
The Grassland Stewardship Program will be delivered using a merit-based, competitive bid format. The second intake of the Grassland Stewardship Program is now open and will close on August 15, 2016.

Applications for GSP are entirely digital and must be completed online. Full program details and applications can be found here.

Please note that for the current Intake, due to seasonal limitations, applications for BMP 5 - Forage Harvest Management (Delayed Haying) will not be accepted.

It is anticipated that BMP 5 will be available in the 2017 Grassland Stewardship Program, with the first intake opening in January 2017.

Funding for the Grassland Stewardship Program is provided through Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL), an Environment and Climate Change Canada initiative.