OSCIA is pleased to announce the return of the BadgerWay Program for 2017, with applications now being accepted for eligible projects initiated on or after April 1, 2017. BadgerWay is part of the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, and supports farm habitat for the American badger, a species at risk in Ontario.
The BadgerWay Program provides funding opportunities for farmers in southwestern Ontario who wish to implement specific Best Management Practices (BMPs) that create new habitat or connect existing on farm habitat. Up to 75% cost-share is available, to a maximum of $20,000 per farm business. The eligible BMPs are:
- BMP 1: Establishment of perennial contour cropping or other in-field perennial grass strips
- BMP 2: Tree and shrub planting
- BMP 3: Native grassland restoration
For full program details or to apply, visit www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/sarpal/badgerway.