Financial Assistance

Ag Action Manitoba Program

Assurance: Farmland Beaver Damage Control

DESCRIPTION

This activity provides funds to implement appropriate methods – non-lethal and lethal – to control nuisance beavers that cause problems such as excess moisture or flooding on agricultural land.

The methods must provide benefits to agricultural lands. 


WHO QUALIFIES

Eligible industry service providers include:

  • rural municipalities
  • The Association of Manitoba Community Pastures (AMCP)
  • Northern Affairs Community Councils
  • First Nation Community Band Councils

Eligible locations are:

  • privately owned agricultural land
  • Crown land leased for agricultural purposes
  • community pastures transitioning to the AMCP
  • First Nations' reserve land used for agricultural purposes
  • farmland directly adjacent to a municipal bridge or culvert

Ineligible locations include: 

  • municipal infrastructure (road, culvert, etc.) not directly adjacent to land used for agricultural purposes
  • wildlife management areas (WHMAs)
  • rights-of-ways along numbered roads and provincial highways
  • ecological reserves
  • Manitoba Hydro corridors
  • municipal airports' lands
  • provincial drains
  • railway rights-of-ways
  • federal lands other than First Nations lands used for agricultural purposes
    national and provincial parks, provincial forests

Applicants will:

  • authorize the beaver damage control activities
  • pay the upfront cost of the beaver management activities
  • ensure trappers are experienced in humane trapping techniques, fully licensed, and aware of all regulations in regards to trapping
  • provide evidence of beaver removal or installation of pond levelers
  • refer to the Ag Action Manitoba Program for Research and Industry Service Providers Guidebook (PDF 436KB)  for information on the role of the applicant and details on allowable trapping activities

AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE

Ag Action Manitoba will provide cost  shared funding for the following items: 

  • Direct removal of beaver by a licensed trapper. The cost-share is 50:50 to a maximum of $15 per beaver. 
  • Indirect removal of beavers with a pond leveler. The purchase of a pond leveler or supplies to construct a leveler cost shared 50:50 to a maximum of $200 per leveler.

Eligible costs include:

  • cost of beaver removal
  • cost of pond levelers (supplies only)
  • any other expenditure that is approved in advance by the program administrator and is not excluded in ineligible costs

For more information on eligible and ineligible costs, refer to the Terms and Conditions Guidebook (PDF 436KB).  

Applicants must receive a funding decision letter before work is started on the project.  Funds will only be approved for expenses after this written approval.


HOW TO APPLY

  1. Review the Ag Action Manitoba Program for Researchers and Industry Service Providers Terms and Conditions Guidebook (PDF 436KB) before you complete your application form to ensure you meet all requirements for eligibility. On the application, you will be required to state that you have read, understand and agree to abide by all the requirements set out in the guide. 
  2. Download the fillable application form (PDF 568KB).
  3. Applications with required documentation can be emailed to Manitoba Agriculture. Be sure to:
    • always save a copy of the completed application for your records
    • attach all required documents before sending
    • include your name, business or organization, contact information and the activity you are applying for in the body of the email
  4. When your application is received, Manitoba Agriculture will assess your application based on program priorities and beaver management risks in the applicants region.
  5. Applicants will receive a funding decision letter detailing any funding awarded and dates as to when activities can occur. 
  6. Only costs incurred within the dates outlined in the funding decision letter will be reimbursed. Any costs incurred outside of the dates in the funding decision letter are ineligible. 
  7. When your project is complete, submit itemized receipts or other acceptable proofs of payment to:

    Ag Action Manitoba – Program Administrator, 810 Phillips Street, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 4A4
  8. Payment will be issued according to the schedule stated in the funding decision letter and upon meeting all the reporting requirements.

Questions to ask yourself as you prepare your application:

  • Have you determined what the appropriate mix of management options are for controlling nuisance beavers?
  • Have you received feedback from producers about nuisance beavers on specific agricultural land within your area?
  • Have you received and identified funding from other programs?

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • Applications are not accepted at this time.

WHO TO CONTACT

  • Email the program administrator
  • 1-844-769-6224 

 


 
 

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