Climate Change and Environment


The purpose of the Agroforestry BMP is to promote the establishment of shelterbelts and block tree plantings that provide:

  • Enhanced carbon sequestration
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Improved water conservation efforts
  • Energy conservation (e.g. heating costs for home, barn, shop, etc.)
  • Improved wildlife habitat
  • Increased crop yields
  • Thermal protection for livestock
  • Reduced surface runoff and enhanced water quality

Intake Information

The intake for this program is currently open, funding requests will be accepted from April 28, 2023 to 11:59 pm on June 12 2023.

Eligible Applicants

  • Association of Manitoba Community Pastures
  • Indigenous primary producers and communities, including First Nations and Métis
  • Primary producers outside of Watershed District boundaries.

*Please note that primary producers within Watershed District boundaries should contact their local Watershed District about available programming in their area.

Eligible Activities

  • Establishment and maintenance of shelterbelts or tree buffers for farmyard, livestock facilities and fields
  • Planting of trees/shrubs on marginal or high-risk cropland
  • Silvopasture (the deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock on the same land)

Project Timeline

Projects will have eighteen months to be completed.

Cost Share Funding

Eligible applicants can be reimbursed for up to 75 per cent of total approved eligible costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per project.

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide Applicant Information Form Application Worksheet