Projects that enhance on-farm habitats for species-at-risk could be eligible for up to $20,000 of cost-share funding from the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Agency (OSCIA).
Money is available for projects such as cross fencing for rotational grazing, livestock watering systems, native tree planting, native grassland plantings, invasive species removal and erosion control structures.
Projects that provide indirect benefits to species at risk are eligible for 50 per cent cost-share, while projects that directly benefit species at risk are eligible for 65 per cent. The money is available on a first-come, first-served basis and projects started on or after April 1, 2017 may be eligible.
Visit www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/sarfip for more information, or contact OSCIA at 519-826-3035 or SARFIP@ontariosoilcrop.org.