Find agriculture related resources, organizations, and reports.
Alberta Environmental Farm Plan:
The Environmental Farm Plan is a self-assessment tool to help producers identify and plan to mitigate environmental risks. An Alberta EFP is valid for 10 years, and is a requirement for some Canadian Agricultural Partnership grants.
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) promotes the application of stewardship principles to sustain Alberta’s rangelands, with many resources on range health and stewardship.
ALUS can provide funding to farmers and ranchers for projects that help restore ecosystem services, such as installing a riparian buffer, or reforesting certain areas.
The Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) can help landowners, municipalities, and rural individuals with planting and maintaining forested areas (including shelterbelts), restoration work, Woodlot Management Plan development, and they also run educational workshops.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership:
CAP has a Water Program that can help offset the cost of enhancing water management through irrigation and water supply projects.
Highway 2 Conservation (H2C) is an agricultural partnership between Athabasca County, the County of Barrhead, and Westlock County. They can assist with Alberta EFPs, and CAP program applications.
Land Stewardship Centre: Green Acreages:
The Green Acreages program offers publications, workshops and incentives developed especially for acreage, hobby farm and recreational property owners to help them implement stewardship practices that conserve and protect the valuable natural assets, such as air, land, water, wildlife, associated with their properties.
West Central Forage Association:
West-Central Forage Association is a non-profit agricultural organization that manages research plots and holds demonstrations, meetings, and training seminars to share knowledge with and among local producers.
The Youth Water Council, a group of 10 rural teen 4-H members from Alberta, took on the challenge of raising awareness of temporary water diversion licenses and their importance. The Council learned about temporary diversion licences or TDLs from experts and landowners, and then planned and created a video and infographics to raise awareness.
Beneficial Management Practices
Manuals created for Alberta farmers and ranchers that outline some possible practical management practices to benefit the environment: