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BadgerWay Program

Creating and connecting badger habitat on Ontario farms


Photo: Robert McCaw

Join OSCIA and the Ontario Badger Project at an information session to learn about badgers and cost-share funding opportunities in support of species at risk.

Biologists estimate less than 200 badgers remain in southern Ontario. Solitary and nomadic, badgers depend on farmland for habitat in Ontario, and can have home ranges greater than 100 square kilometers. This makes on-farm stewardship critical to their conservation.

Four events will be held at different locations, each covering the same topics. Ontario Badger Project expert Josh Sayers will present Ontario badgers — their nature, his research, and how you can support badger conservation on the farm. OSCIA staff will discuss the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands programs and the Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program to support species at risk.   

 

The info sessions will be held on the following dates: 
  • Monday, March 20, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Mount Forest & District Sports Complex, 850 Princess St.  
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Ayr Fire Hall, 501 Scott Street.  
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 p.m to 9 p.m. – Rodney Legion, 171 Victoria St.  
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7 p.m to 9 p.m. – Delaware Community Centre, 2652 Gideon Dr.  
To register, please contact Laura Van Vliet at lvanvliet@ontariosoilcrop.org or (226) 706-8668.


Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Program


For full program details, see the 2016-2017 BadgerWay brochure.
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Conservation Agreements


The BadgerWay Program aims to provide long-term protection for important American badger habitat on Ontario farmland, and is piloting the use of Conservation Agreements.

Before funding can be released, approved BadgerWay applicants are required to sign a Conservation Agreement with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). In the Agreement, participants commit to maintain the funded BMPs for a period of 5 years. ECCC agrees that the requested funding has been set aside for the approved project(s). Once signed, the participant has committed to maintaining the completed BMPs as outlined on the application form.

Copies of the Conservation Agreement are available upon request. Please contact
sarpal@ontariosoilcrop.org to request a copy. 


Important Dates


The Fall-Winter 2016-2017 BadgerWay Program is now closed.

Check back for updates on the 2017 program, or sign up for our email list.

 


Have a question?


 Contact OSCIA at sarpal@ontariosoilcrop.org
or (226) 706-8668.


Eligibility


To be eligible for BadgerWay, you must be located in the Eligibility Area below. Full program eligibility requirements can be found in the BadgerWay brochure.

 


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