As a response to declining Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark populations across the province, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has teamed up with researchers to launch an innovative, citizen-science platform for farmers to record sightings of these two species at risk. GrassLander, a convenient web-based map, gives Ontario farmers the ability to easily […]

Guelph, ON – The Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) is back for 2017! Now in its 10th year, SARFIP supports Ontario producers who are enhancing on-farm habitat for species at risk across the province! The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), with support from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ontario […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2016 Guelph, ON⏤The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to announce that the funding available through the 2016 Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) has been fully allocated to Ontario farmers. With over 100 on-farm projects in 27 counties across the province that support valuable farm habitat for species at […]

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the Habitat in Focus Farm Photography Contest, which ran July through September 2016. The contest invited residents across Ontario to submit pictures showcasing on-farm habitat for species at risk.

July 21, 2016 By Lilian Schaer Smithville, ON — There is a delicate balance in nature between predator and prey. There are many natural pests, for example, that can threaten an orchard of fruit crops, but also many predators that can help keep those pests at bay. But what if the species helping to manage […]

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