SARFIP Application Forms

Complete the form that corresponds to the BMP for which you wish to apply. Submit one application per project. Please review the construction and mitigation guidelines before you begin your project.

For all new applications, please fill out the enrolment form in addition to the application below.
This form is required, and must be filled out by all producers new to the program. (Enrolment Form)

If you would like to be considered for the Direct Benefits to SAR cost-share funding level (60%), please complete the Habitat Self-Assessment form. (Habitat Self-Assessment Form)


1.1 Habitat Structures and Enhancements Application [1.1]
1.2 Corridors Connecting Habitats Application [1.2]
1.3 Biodiversity Enhancement Plan Application [1.3]
1.4 Invasive Plant Species Control Application [1.4]
1.5 Other Specific SAR Habitat Improvement Projects Application [1.5]


2.1 Fencing to Exclude Livestock from Woodland Areas Application [2.1]
2.2 Native Tree Planting Application [2.2]


3.1 Wetland Restoration Application [3.1]
3.2 Fencing to Exclude Livestock from Water’s Edge Application [3.2]
3.3 Improved Stream Crossings Application [3.3]
3.4 Erosion Control Structures Along Water’s Edge Application [3.4]


4.1 Native Grassland Planting Application [4.1]
4.2 Cross Fencing for Rotational Grazing

•   Rotational Grazing in Extensive Pastures Manual & Workbook

Application [4.2]


Note for Spring 2023 Tree Planting

Planting must be done directly through a Conservation Authority and prepayment for all services and fees must be completed with proof of payment submitted to OSCIA by December 15, 2022. The applicant must enter into a Tree Service Agreement (provided by OSCIA to applicant upon conditional approval of SARFIP Application Form). The agreement must be signed by the applicant and the Conservation Authority before being submitted to OSCIA for final approval. In the event that a Conservation Authority is not available to undertake the project (e.g. there is no Conservation Authority in your area, or they are unable to take on your project) an independent Planting Delivery Agent may be used. The independent Planting Delivery Agent must hold liability insurance of two million dollars or more to cover the activities outlined in the approved SARFIP Application and provide a copy of this insurance with the completed Tree Service Agreement.

Construction & Mitigation Guidelines

Construction & Mitigation Guidelines – General

(Applies to BMP 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2 and 4.1)

Construction & Mitigation Guidelines – Crossings

(Applies to BMP 3.4)

Construction & Mitigation Guidelines – Erosion Control

(Applies to BMP 3.5)

Erosion Control
Construction & Mitigation Guidelines – Fencing

(Applies to BMP 2.1, 3.2, and 4.2)

Construction & Mitigation Guidelines – Water

(Applies to BMP 3.1 and 3.3)


Have a question? Contact SARFIP at (519) 826-4214 or