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The photos above show two of our current projects funded through ASAP.

ASAP

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association is proud to announce an exciting project taking place in the Assiniboine River Watershed. The project known as ASAP (ALUS Saskatchewan Assiniboine Project), is a partnership between the AWSA, the SK Farm Stewardship Association, and ALUS Canada, that utilizes the ALUS model to preserve, protect and enhance natural habitat in our watershed.

ASAP aims to provide agricultural producers an incentive to seed tame forages around their pothole wetlands as an alternative to struggling to continue to crop those areas through the use of drainage and cultivation. In doing this, producers are contributing to the conservation of those wetland ecosystems and are providing a means of achieving long-term carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas reduction across the agricultural landscape.

ASAP’s strength lies in the producer friendly simplicity of the ALUS project model.

The ALUS vision: Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) has a simple, yet revolutionary goal…create a healthy landscape that sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians.

ALUS is a community-developed, farmer-delivered program that provides support to farmers and ranchers to enhance and maintain nature’s benefits.


Simply put, ASAP creates a cash value for the natural benefits a producer’s land provides. We offer the following annual payments:

  • $20/acre for preservation of existing upland habitat (bush or grassland)
  • $20/acre for existing wetland habitat > 2 acres in size
  • $30/acre for existing wetland habitat < 2 acres in size
  • $50/acre for the conversion of marginal cropland to perennial forage cover
  • $10/year for the installation of hen house for mallard nesting habitat

We are currently looking for more interested landowners
Please contact us today!



Check out the websites of our partners:


 

ASAP is made possible through the generous donations of the following organizations:

            
                              


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