What is a BMP?
BMPs or beneficial management practices are actions that people can take to reduce their impact on the environment.
Shoreland BMPs are relevant for all people who live near water seasonally or full time and include recreational users as well. Some examples for shoreline BMPs are those practices that prevent or reduce chemicals, fertilizers, sewage, and cleaning/beauty products from entering the lake; prevent or reduce erosion; increase natural vegetation along the shoreline and promote/increase healthy wildlife habitat.
Agricultural BMPs are defined as any agricultural practice which ensures the long-term health and sustainability of land related resources used for agricultural production; positively impacts the long-term economic and environmental viability of agricultural production; and minimizes negative impacts and risk to the environment.
The Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) provides eligible Saskatchewan producers with financial assistance to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help maintain or improve the quality of soil, water, air, or biodiversity resources.
The program includes 24 BMPs under seven categories. These categories include:
The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) supports the development of secure water supplies in Saskatchewan to expand irrigated acres, the livestock industry, encourage rural economic activity and mitigate the impacts of drought under four program categories:
For more information on all funding options through Growing Forward 2 please visit:
For a list of all the BMPs click here.
To apply for funding or for questions, please contact Folly Baugh at (306) 529-5125 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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