Climate Change and Environment



The purpose of the Agroforestry BMP is to promote the establishment of shelterbelts, block tree plantings and silvopasture that provide:

  • Enhanced carbon sequestration
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Improved water conservation efforts
  • Energy conservation (e.g. heating costs for home, barn, shop, etc.)
  • Improved wildlife habitat
  • Increased crop yields
  • Thermal protection for livestock
  • Reduced surface runoff and enhanced water quality

Intake Information

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Eligible Applicants:

Watershed Districts

Eligible Activities

  • Establishment and maintenance of shelterbelts or tree buffers for farmyard, livestock facilities and fields
  • Planting of trees/shrubs on marginal or high-risk cropland
  • Silvopasture
  • Avoided conversion and maintenance of natural features on critical and/or at-risk agricultural landscapes such as woodlots

Project Timeline

Projects will have up to eighteen months to be completed.

Cost Share Funding

Watershed Districts can be reimbursed for up to 100 per cent of total approved eligible costs.

  • There is a $100,000 maximum funding cap per application worksheet.

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide