Climate Change and Environment

Grasslands and Grazing Management


The purpose of the Grasslands and Grazing Management BMP is for the implementation of practices that will result in:

  • Improved soil and water quality
  • Increased productivity and economic gains
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increased environmental benefits
  • Reduced stream-bank degradation
  • Improved nutrient and water retention
  • Improved biodiversity and wildlife habitat

Intake Information

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Eligible Applicants:

Watershed Districts

Eligible Activities

  • Rotational grazing infrastructure including permanent and temporary cross fencing, and offsite watering for:
    • Tame pasture
    • Native grasslands
  • Convert marginal and high-risk annual cropland to permanent grassland (includes establishment of native or tame forages)
  • Increasing the use of alfalfa or other locally-adapted and persistent nitrogen fixing perennial legumes in pasture and hay
  • Avoided conversion and maintenance of natural features on critical and/or at-risk grasslands

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