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CCA welcomes continued Environment and Climate Change Canada funding for species at risk

CCA welcomes continued Environment and Climate Change Canada funding for species at risk

Previous project covered over 189,000 acres in Alberta

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the contribution of $1.27 million from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in additional funding to continue species at risk stewardship activities through the Species At Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative. The contribution allows the CCA to carry on conservation activities with beef producers […] Read more

SODCAP provides an annual payment if the habitat targets for specific species are met.

Ranchers rewarded for preserving species at risk on native range

Sask. producers find balance between beef production and nature

Beef producers in southwestern Sask­atchewan are being rewarded for ensuring that species at risk have a home on native pastures. Tom Harrison is a rancher and executive director of the South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc. (SODCAP), an organization founded in 2014 to create and maintain habitat for species at risk on native […] Read more


Family members joined Miles and Sheri Anderson in accepting the Environmental Stewardship Award for Saskatchewan (l. to r.): Abel Goodwin, Rick Goodwin, Carlee Goodwin, Tori Knudson, Quinn Folk, Sheri Anderson, Anderson Goodwin and Miles Anderson. Missing are Kacy Lee Anderson, Keith Folk and Dallas Knudson.

Ambassadors for Greater sage-grouse

Environment: News Roundup from the August 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Miles and Sheri Anderson and family of Fir Mountain, Sask., are the recipients of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) for Saskatchewan presented dur­ing the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association’s convention at Regina. Robin Bloom, a wildlife biologist with Environment Canada who oversees federal support for Species at Risk projects supported the Andersons’ nomination, acknowledging the family not only […] Read more

(Stephen Ausmus photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Sage grouse denied U.S. endangered species status

Commerce City, Colo. | Reuters –– A long-simmering debate in the U.S. West over an imperiled ground-dwelling bird reached a climax on Tuesday when the Obama administration announced it was denying Endangered Species Act protection to the greater sage grouse. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted the decision as a success enabled by a sweeping […] Read more


Greater Sage Grouse

The Greater Sage Grouse

Four key insights from the man who developed 'Holistic Management'

I recently attended a meeting in Medicine Hat, Alta. The meeting was sponsored by The Western Stock Growers’ Association and Sustainable Canada (a group of concerned ranchers). The meeting dealt with the fact that the greater sage grouse has been declared an endangered species. This was followed by an Emergency Order for the Protection of […] Read more