Beaver Control Program (CAP-BCP)

In 2018-19, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to specifically designated 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 specifically designated RMs and FNBs that operate a humane beaver management program between April 1, 2018 and February 15, 2019. Funding for this program year is to a maximum of $450,000.

  • The program will rebate:
    • Up to $15 per adult nuisance beaver removed by licensed trappers within the designated RMs & FNBs (based on a 50:50 cost-share of $30 payment per tail);
    • Up to $500 for pond leveler materials and installation (with verified invoices); and
    • Up to $500 for beaver deceiver materials and installation (with verified invoices).

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The deadline to claim under the 2018-19 CAP-BCP is February 15, 2019. 

RMs and FNBs that claimed for the last two consecutive years under the Growing Forward 2 Beaver Control Program have been identified as those with the highest nuisance beaver populations at highest risk to agricultural development.  Those designated RMs and FNBs will be notified by email or fax of their funding cap eligibility once the 2018-19 CAP-BCP programs are approved by the Province and the Federal Government. 

All other RMs and FNBs that are not the focus of the initial 2018-19 CAP-BCP funding, and who follow the minimum services determined by the 2018-19 CAP-BCP, are encouraged to submit a completed claim form with supporting documents to SARM in the event funding remains available following the program deadline.

No other government grant, rebate, assistance program or payment can be received by the RM/FNB with relation to the expenditures subject to this program.   Verification of fulfillment of program requirements may be requested, random audits may be conducted, and information on specific reporting measures may also be requested.

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.

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