Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)

Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM continues to administer the Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN) program aimed to provide a human capacity component to support rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District, dealing with a variety of agricultural crop pest issues throughout the Province. 

The purpose of the Plant Health Network is to establish human resources in each of SARM’s 6 Divisions to provide direct support, education, training to RMs, and their municipally appointed officers, as well as FNBs on how best to manage the agricultural crop pests and prohibited and noxious weeds that all landowners are required to manage under The Pest Control Act and The Weed Control Act in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Invasive Plant Control Program (CAP-IPCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RM), First Nations Bands (FNB) south of the Northern Administrative District, and through RMs and FNBs, other stakeholders with costs to undertake and coordinate the control of Prohibited Weeds as well as specific Noxious Weeds that are persistent and problematic invasive plants.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

July 2, 2020

  • Current Weed Management Plan (WMP)
  • 2020 Weed Inspector appointment letter
  • Cooperative Weed Management Area agreement (if applicable)

October 31, 2020:

  • Claim Forms; one for each weed species being claimed
  • Copy of Herbicide Application Records for each claim form
  • Copy of invoices for the purchase of pre-approved herbicides used in this program year
  • For Prohibited Weeds only:  up to 50% of herbicide application costs are eligible to expenses provided a copy of invoices are provided to support pre-approved herbicide

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Beaver Control Program (CAP-BCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to all rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations Bands (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District, to control the beaver population in their respective jurisdictions. The CAP-BCP will focus on the humane removal of nuisance beaver by providing rebates to RMs and FNBs that operate a humane beaver management program between April 1, 2020 and February 15, 2021. Funding for rebates for this program year is to a maximum of $450,000.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

The deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-BCP is February 15, 2021. 

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Rat Control Program (CAP-RCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer the rat control program (CAP-RCP) to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations Bands (FNBs) south of the Northern Administrative District. The cost-share rebate program is designed to achieve maximum results and accountability, while keeping administrative requirements for RMs and FNBs to a minimum.  The CAP-RCP will provide cost-share rebates in the amount of $1.2 million for this program year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

The program will provide up to a 50:50 cost-share payment to RMs and FNBs that are active in their rat control efforts and who follow the minimum level of service determined by the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. 

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

December 31, 2020 is the deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. 

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For rat control technical assistance, please contact the Rat Control Technical Advisor for your SARM Division:

Southern SARM Divisions 1, 2 & 3:  Grant Peeling (306) 631-7141 gpeeling@sasktel.net
Northern SARM Divisions 4, 5 & 6:  Colette Melnychuk (306) 269-7067 melnychuk@sasktel.net