It’s back…. 2018 Shelterbelt Program!!!

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Good news – Northern Sunrise County is bringing back the Shelterbelt Program!

The announcement that the federal government would be ending the Prairie Shelterbelt Program in 2013 caught many off guard. The program had provided free seedlings to farmers and rural landowners from its Indian Head nursery since 1901. Shelterbelt programs provide trees not only for field shelterbelts but also for farmyards, dugouts, livestock facilities, riparian areas, wildlife plantings, and conservation and reclamation projects.

Northern Sunrise County’s main objective is to provide residents with a range of information and services aimed at protecting and enhancing agriculture and rural living within our County. The reintroduction of a shelterbelt program in the area fits nicely with existing environmental programs, as demonstrated through their partnership with the Watershed Advisory Committee, ALUS Canada and local producers, municipalities and non-government organizations.

Peace country growers, Woodmere Nursery Ltd., will be supplying the shelterbelt program with a variety of tree species that are native to our area. Providing our residents with affordable seedlings is simply a great compliment to the County’s environmental commitments!

Let’s ensure the shelterbelt program takes root… place your order here 🙂

Program Details:

  • Orders will be accepted until May 15, 2018.
  • Northern Sunrise County will invoice you for your order.
  • You will be contacted when the seedlings are available for pick-up, typically the end of May; orders not picked up will be distributed at the ALUS Program Coordinator’s discretion.
  • Although every effort will be made to fulfill order requests, Northern Sunrise County makes no guarantee that all seedlings will be available. We reserve the right to substitute species due to potential availability.
  • 10 seedlings per bundle; minimum order of one bundle; full bundle orders only.
  • $ 2.50 per bundle
  • Seedlings will be available for pickup at Northern Sunrise County, Agricultural Services located at 10203 101 Avenue, Nampa, AB, Phone 780-322-3831, Fax 780-322-3000, or

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