Land Care

Kneehill County's Ag Services Board is committed to preserving and protecting our land through various programs including grass seed programs and environmental programs.

The Alberta Government has a variety of programs that can help you as well.
Growing Forward 2 Funding
Environmental Farm Plan

Kneehill County ASB Free Seeding Equipment Use and Grass Seed for Buffer Zones, Riparian Areas and Grassed Waterways

Kneehill County's water quality in its creeks and waterways has been rated poor to marginal according to surface water testing, and reports done by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. In an effort to improve water quality within Kneehill County and for those downstream, the Kneehill County ASB has developed a program, for creating or repairing buffer strips, grassed waterways and/along riparian areas.

This program is funded through the ASB Environmental Funding Stream Grant from Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development. Through this program producers upon project approval by ASB staff will be able to use the ASB seeding equipment as well as receive enough certified grass seed mix to complete their project for FREE. This will be open only to Kneehill County ratepayers, and only on lands within county borders. The program will also be on a first come first served basis and will be available for a limited amount of people.

The Kneehill County ASB works together with the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) in developing programs and delivering information on how to maintain and improve our watersheds within Kneehill County.
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance

We recently updated our Alberta Phosphorus Watershed Project webpage (see link below).

http://www1.agriculture.alberta.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/irr14541

The webpage includes downloadable Alberta Phosphorous Management Tool brochures