Grassland Stewardship Program

Supporting activities to improve grassland habitat and benefit grassland birds at risk

Program at a Glance

Supported BMPs

  1. Control of Encroaching Trees and Shrubs through Mowing
  2. Grassland Restoration
  3. Incorporating Delayed Grazing into Rotational Grazing Systems
  4. Forage Harvest Management (Delayed Haying)

GSP Funding Limit

$20,000 per farm business (2016 – 2018)

Application Submission

Intake 1: January 10 – February 1, 2018

Intake 2: April 9 – May 1, 2018

Important Dates

Eligible project invoice dates:
January 1, 2018 — December 15, 2018

Project completion and claim submission deadline:
December 15, 2018

2018 Program Brochure

For full program details, see the 2018 GSP brochure.


Conservation Agreements

Conservation Agreements, signed between participating producers and Environment and Climate Change Canada, are a requirement of the Grassland Stewardship Program.

How to Apply

Applications to the 2018 program
are now closed.

Please review the General Mitigation Guidelines before beginning your project.


Have a question?

Get in touch with OSCIA at or (519) 826-3035.

Tell us what you think

Have thoughts on the Grassland Stewardship Program, SARPAL, or Conservation
Agreements? We’d love to hear them!

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