Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands
The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to announce that the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) is back for 2019 and 2020. SARPAL is an Environment and Climate Change Canada initiative that is focused on working with Ontario farmers to support the management and recovery of species at risk on agricultural land. Through the program, Ontario farmers implement a variety of on-farm Best Management Practices that create and maintain habitat for species at risk while helping to sustain farm production and profitability. These species make use of wetlands, field edges, old fence rows, buffer strips, windbreaks, and other grassy areas on farms as habitat, travel corridors and to forage.
Applications for the 2019 program year will be accepted beginning September 5, 2019 and funding will be allocated to eligible projects in the order in which they are received. This first intake will remain open until December 15, 2019 or until funds are fully allocated. SARPAL funding is limited; if you have a project idea that fits, submit your application as soon as possible. A second intake will open in February of 2020.