Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL)

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

Protecting our environment for today and into the future is everyone’s responsibility, including those in the agricultural industry. In fact, cattle producers play an important role in protecting a valuable part of the ecosystem.

While prairie grassland is ideal for pasturing cattle, it is also a habitat (or home) for wildlife. However, each and every year, more and more native grassland is disappearing and the result is endangering species. A number of grassland birds and other species are at risk because they are losing their homes and don’t have safe places to nest or to breed.

By properly managing grazing pastures, cattle producers are maintaining their livelihood and protecting vital habitats – they are considered part of the solution. Their dedication as sound stewards of the land have a positive and lasting effect on Species at Risk.

Manitoba Beef Producers is proud to be a funding recipient of the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) program through Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

The program focuses on delivering information and incentives to cattle producers to enhance pastureland with the goal to improve grass quality and maintain a healthy habitat.

What can you do to support the MBP SARPAL Project?

If you’re a consumer, you can eat continue to enjoy Manitoba raised beef. By supporting the cattle industry, you are helping to protect critical habitat for Species at Risk.

If you’re a cattle producer in the southwestern part of the province where this SARPAL Project is being delivered, contact Carol Graham, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Habit Conservation Specialist at 204.821.4943 or cgraham@mhhc.mb.ca to determine if you’re eligible to participate in the program.

  • FOR MORE ON THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE MANITOBA SARPAL PROJECTS CLICK HERE
  • FOR A MAP OF THE AREAS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT – CLICK HERE

SARPAL In The Media

May 1, 2017 SARPAL Spreads to Manitoba – Canadian Cattlemen

March 9, 2017 Manitoba Beef Producers working to protect species at risk – Manitoba Co-operator

March 4, 2017 Sound cattle management good for bird population – Winnipeg Free Press

March 3, 2017 Manitoba Beef Producers working to protect species at risk – MySteinbach.ca

From left to right: Tim Sopuck, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation; MP Terry Duguid; Christian Artuso, Bird Studies Canada; Shane Robins, Manitoba Conservation Districts Association; Brian Lemon, Manitoba Beef Producers.
From left to right: Tim Sopuck, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation; MP Terry Duguid; Christian Artuso, Bird Studies Canada; Shane Robins, Manitoba Conservation Districts Association; Brian Lemon, Manitoba Beef Producers.
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