Beneficial Management Practices

Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) Cost Shared Funding Available Through the Wascana-Upper Qu’Appelle Agri-Environmental Group Plan

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.

Farm Stewardship Program

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:

  • Livestock Site Management
  • Manure Management
  • Land Management
  • Irrigation Management
  • Agriculture Waste Management
  • Precision Farming
  • Environmental Solutions

Farm and Ranch Infrastructure Program

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:

  • On-Farm
  • Agricultural Business  Development
  • Community Well
  • Irrigation District

For more information on all funding options through Growing Forward 2 please visit:

http://www.sasktchewan.ca/agriculture

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: folly@wuqwatr.ca.
This service is free.


 

Residents of the City of Humboldt and surrounding area get their drinking water from the Wakaw-Humboldt Pipeline which gets water from the South Saskatchewan River north of Saskatoon.