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Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) agreement, the Federal and Provincial governments have committed to invest $3.15 million in the Pest Biosecurity Program for the remainder of CAP to March 31, 2023.  SARM will continue to deliver this program and administer a network of Plant Health Officers (PHO) across the province along with three rebate programs based on a 50:50 cost-share, one each focused on invasive plant control, rat control and nuisance beaver control. 

SARM administers 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. Funding for rebates to RMs and FNBs that operate a humane beaver management program is to a maximum of $450,000.

The CAP-BCP will focus on the humane removal of nuisance beaver along with the use of easy man-made flow devices that offer a cost-effective, non-lethal and sustainable humane approach to mitigate flooding problems due to nuisance beaver populations. These devices promote ecosystem stewardship and municipalities save on costs of road repair and culvert clearing and help to maintain integrity of at-risk infrastructure. Contact your Plant Health Officer for information on understanding and building pond levelers and beaver deceivers eligible for rebate through the CAP-BCP.

The program will rebate:

  • Up to 50% per adult nuisance beaver removed by licensed fur trappers;
  • As part of a long-term humane management plan, the use of pond levelers and/or beaver deceivers, when installed correctly, are eligible for:
    • Up to $500 for pond leveler materials and installation each but not exceeding 50% of eligible cost (less any taxes with verified invoices); and
    • Up to $500 for beaver deceiver materials and installation each but not exceeding 50% of eligible cost (less any taxes with verified invoices).

The deadline to claim under the 2022-23 CAP-BCP is February 15, 2023. 

The eligible dates to claim for adult nuisance beaver to be removed has been extended to included February 16, 2022, to the claim deadline, February 15, 2023.


Plant Health Officers

Tayo Adegeye, Division 1
division1pho@gmail.com or 306.580.8708

Joanne Kwasnicki, Division 2
joanne.kwasnicki@gmail.com or 306.541.8437

Betty Johnson, Division 3
bettyjohnson0025@gmail.com or 306.315.3925

Katey Makohoniuk, Division 4
katey.makohoniuk@gmail.com or 306.594.7683

Chelsea Neuberger, Division 5
chelsea.baraniecki@gmail.com or 306.380.4526

Colleen Fennig, Division 6
colleen.fennig@gmail.com or 306.946.9895


PBP Contact Sheet and SARM Division Map

Annette Ellert, Programs Administrator
aellert@sarm.ca or 306.761.3744