The Association of Manitoba Community Pastures has secured several successful partnerships that make new investments into the Community Pastures and advance the environment, health, and forage quality of the lands.  Our partnerships highlight the numerous benefits of well-managed prairie grazing lands as we jointly invest in monitoring the health and diversity of the pasture program.      

 

Since 2014 AMCP has received funding support under the Canada-Manitoba government agricultural partnership initiatives - Growing Forward 2 and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).   Thanks to this support AMCP has transitioned the community pasture program, implemented a variety of projects across the pasture system, notably a brush management program, forage and pasture quality improvements and new and improved water sources to mitigate the impacts of drought.   Growing Forward 2 funding was also used to undertake a report detailing the Ecological Goods & Services of AMCP Community Pastures, worth over $13 million a year.  Read the press release and final report here:

social-environmental-benefits-manitoba-pastures.pdf 1.5MB
AMCP ecological goods & services release.pdf 297.3KB


Conservation Trust

This year AMCP secured funding through the MHHC Conservation Trust for improvements to the Alonsa and McCreary Community Pastures and science-based range health assessments.  AMCP projects are a great fit with the Conservation Trust.  It is delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation to fund activities that create, conserve, or enhance natural infrastructure for the benefit of Manitobans.