Cost-share opportunities for 2012-2013 year no longer available.
Photo: Jillian Craig
Environmental Cost-Share Supports Rotational Grazing April 17, 2013
New Stream Crossing in Niagara Vineyard Improves Fish Habitat April 11, 2013
November 14, 2012 Funding for Species at Risk Farm Stewardship Program (SARFIP), both provincial and federal, has been fully committed. As a result, the Ontario Soil and Crop Association (OSCIA), which delivers the program, is no longer accepting application forms.
SARFIP (Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program) was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources through the Species At Risk Stewardship Fund, and the Government of Canada through the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk. SARFIP was available to farmers across the province, and was linked to the Canada-Ontario Environmental Farm Plan. The program offered substantial cost-share towards the establishment costs of Best Management Practices (BMP) on the eligible list. Projects applied to croplands, grasslands, riparian areas, wetlands, or even woodlands. Farmers who have participated in SARFIP know that if the practice is good for wildlife, it is also generally good for soil and water conservation. More information on the Species at Risk may be found on the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Site at www.ontario.ca/speciesatrisk
Past media stories on species at risk:
Rotational Grazing: Good for Cows and Even Better for Birds - November 3, 2011
Photo: Greg Bales
Woodlot Owners Key to Butternut Recovery - December 20, 2010
Goodness Snakes Alive November 22, 2010
Badger of Honour October 25, 2010
Farmers Enhancing Habitat for Loggerhead Shrike September 2, 2010
Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program Funds Wetland Restoration March 24, 2010
First-Time Farmer Taps Into Environmental Cost Share Programs September 3, 2009