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. Land Care and Extension Policy.

The Alberta Government has a variety of programs that can help you as well.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Environmental Farm Plan

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.

The Riparian Restoration 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 receive enough certified grass seed mix to complete their project for FREE. Participants are also eligible for 75% of the costs of other enhancement supplies, for a maximum of $2000.00.

This program is 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

Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change-
Producer Program

The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Producer program, is to support producers in reducing negative impacts on the environment while enhancing sustainable production, managing climate change and increasing profitability in the agriculture sector.

Activities include (but are not limited to) Beneficial Management Practices,
such as: ESCC CAP poster Opens in new window

  • watering systems
  • riparian fencing
  • livestock facility management
  • improved manure storage facilities
  • manure application
  • sectional controls
  • agricultural plastic bag rollers
  • shelterbelts

A valid Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a prerequisite to this program.

For information on this program and more, please visit the CAP website.

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For Land Care Program information, please contact: 403-443-5541