Climate Change and Environment

Grasslands and Grazing Management


Implementing the Grasslands and Grazing Management BMP will result in:

  • Increased productivity and economic gains
  • Increased environmental benefits, including
    • Improved soil and water quality
    • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
    • Reduced stream-bank degradation
    • Improved nutrient and water retention
    • Improved biodiversity and wildlife habitat

Intake Information

The intake for this program is currently open, funding requests will be accepted from April 28, 2023 to 11:59 pm on June 12, 2023.

Eligible Applicants

  • Agricultural Crown Land forage lease holders
  • Association of Manitoba Community Pastures
  • Indigenous primary producers and communities, including First Nations and Métis
  • Primary producers outside of Watershed District boundaries.

*Please note that primary producers within Watershed District boundaries should contact their local Watershed District about available programming in their area.

Eligible Activities

  • Planning
    • Input from a knowledgeable professional to create a grazing management plan that takes into account forage rest and recovery, stocking rates, paddock rotation and placement of water infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure
    • Rotational grazing infrastructure including permanent and temporary cross fencing and offsite watering for tame pasture and native grasslands.
  • Rejuvenation
    • Convert marginal and high-risk annual cropland to permanent grasslands (includes establishment of native or tame forages) and/or increase the use of alfalfa or other locally-adapted and persistent nitrogen-fixing perennial legumes in pasture and hay to at least 30% of the cover.

Project Timeline

Projects will have eighteen months to be completed.

Cost Share Funding

Eligible applicants can be reimbursed for up to 75 per cent of total approved eligible costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per project.

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide Applicant Information Form Application Worksheet