- Learn about the water program
- Program will cost share 25% applicant / 75% producer, up to $5,000
- Must have at least $10,000 in farm revenue to be eligible
For Livestock Producers
- Farm Water Supply Requirements Fact Sheet
- Water Requirements for Livestock Fact Sheet
- Pasture Watering Systems Fact Sheet
- Alberta Water System Suppliers
- Animal Unit Month (AMU) Fact Sheet — The “animal unit month” (AUM) is useful to help range and pasture managers calculate suitable stocking rates for pastures under a wide variety of conditions.
- Improving Pasture Productivity Fact Sheet
- Grazing Tame Pastures Effectively Fact Sheet
- Matching Forage Supplies to Livestock Needs (Online Calculator) — The Feed to Need Calculator uses your information to generate the forages required in different feeding scenarios.
- Grazing Lease Stewardship Code of Practice
- Grazing Disposition Fact Sheet
- Caring for the Green Zone — Cows and Fish publication for producers to aid in management of riparian zones.
- Quality Farm Dugouts (Booklet) — The purpose of this manual is to provide the information on improving both the quantity and quality of dugout water. It identifies and explains general dugout planning, design, construction, treatment, and management practices.
For Acreage Owners
- Green Acreages Program
- Green Acreages Grant Application
Green Acreages Grant will cost share with you 50/50 up to $2500.
More About Riparian Areas and Managing Them
- Alberta Riparian Web Portal
- Acreage Owners
- Agricultural Land Owners
- Lakeshore Land Owners
- Planning Your Riparian Restoration Planting in Alberta Fact Sheet
Government of Alberta Resources
- Water Act
- Guide to Water Act Authorizations Required for Excavations (Dugouts, Borrow Pits and Other Types of Pit/Excavations)
- Public Lands Act & Water Act: Shoreline/Water Body Modification Facts at Your Fingertips
- Riparian Rights and Shoreline Modifications
A note about the LSWC’s Watershed Resiliency Funding
The LSWC has grant funds available to help landowners implement management practices that lead to improved watershed health. We can cost share on eligible project components at 50/50 up to $20,000 per project.
Eligible activities could include:
- Off stream watering systems, or other water source developments in conjunction with riparian or wetland fencing.
- Small scale water course crossings (culverts, or small bridges that span bank to bank)
- Revegetation of riparian areas (native species) to enhance health and reduce run off potential.
- Small scale erosion control that will reduce sediment input into water bodies.
Please reach out to Meghan or Kate at the LSWC office to talk more about your ideas.