Environment Minister Scott Moe is reminding livestock producers that Fish and Wildlife Development fund (FWDF) lands are available to producers for grazing until September 15.
“We know grazing and haying benefits wildlife habitat management and provides additional opportunities for producers,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said. “That is why we are pleased to make this FWDF land available and hope this helps to address the challenges some producers are facing due to dry conditions.”
The reminder comes after recent crop reports showed that a lot of rain is needed to enhance hay and pasture volumes.
There is over 90, 000 acres of land which is located throughout the province. It’s typically used for conservation purposes.
A lot of the land requires temporary fencing or water, so producers who are awarded access to land may be responsible for costs and construction for necessary improvements. Any fees for grazing that apply to Crown land applies for FWDF land and money earned will be used for future conservation initiatives.