2021 Conifer Tree Seedling Program
County landowners can order affordable tree seedlings for white spruce or lodgepine seedlings suitable for starting/renovating a shelter belt or rejuvenating a natural area.
The Tree Seedling Program, in partnership with West Fraser, provides purchasers with options to purchase bundled seedlings of fifteen spruce or fifteen pine at $4.50 per bundle (min. order five bundles) with a deposit of $22.50. White spruce and lodgepole pine seedlings are grown for West Fraser by K&C Nursery in Oliver, BC from seed collected west of Rocky Mountain House. This program is also a good candidate for rejuvenating a naturally wooded area.
Application deadline is extended to June 14, 2021 with a seedling delivery in late June/early July.
Trees must be planted on the property applied for and not sold or given away. Please provide verification of land ownership in Clearwater County (example: property tax notice). Applications are subject to Clearwater County approval. Planting sites may be subject to verification.
Each year, between 8,000 – 10,000 seedlings are distributed to County landowners through this program.
If you would like to beautify your property and help the environment, click on the link below to submit an application form.
Tree Seedling Application Form (click here)
Please note that due to the COVID-19, Clearwater County offices are closed to public access (open by appointment only) until further notice. For alternative payment options, see below:
To submit applications:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Drop application form off in the main County building drop box near the front doors
3. Mail to: Clearwater County, Attn. Ag and Community Services, 4340-47 Ave, Box 550, Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1A4.
(deposit of $22.50 and balance paid at time of seedling pickup or pay for entire order with application submission)
1. Cheque or cash in an envelope dropped off in the main County building drop box near the front doors (if paying by cheque, make it out to Clearwater County with "Tree Seedlings" in the memo)
For additional information or any questions, please call 403-846-4040 to reach Ag and Community Services
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Caring for my Land Program
COST SHARE: 50% - 75% up to $5000
Eligible rural farm and non-farm landowners will receive 75% cost share funding for riparian fencing along streams, creeks, rivers, springs and surface water bodies, and 50% cost share funding for all other projects and approved expenses - up to $5000 reimbursement per project.
Eligible Projects include (but not limited to):
- Off-site watering systems
- Riparian or streambank fencing (include grazing plan)
- Cross fencing for rotational grazing to distribute nutrients
- Beaver pond levelers or exclusion fencing
- Bridge material for livestock crossings
- Portable windbreaks/shelters for winter feeding and bedding sites to help distribute nutrients away from runoff areas
- Development of berms, catchments or filtering buffers to catch runoff
- Establishment of eco-buffers, shelterbelts and deep rooted perennial forage to filter and retain water
Ineligible Projects include:
- Replacement of existing fence
- Drilling a new well
- Constructing a new dugout
*ALL projects must directly or indirectly protect natural surface water*