Community Pasture Program
The Community Pasture Program
is PFRA's largest and longest-running contribution to soil conservation on the prairies. Started in the 1930's to reclaim badly eroded areas, the program has returned more than 145,000 hectares (ha) of poor quality cultivated lands to grass cover since 1937 and currently encompasses in excess of 900,000 ha of range land.
The 2 major objectives of the Community Pasture Program are:
- To make possible the removal of lands from unsuitable or unacceptable land use and to facilitate improved land use through their rehabilitation, conservation and management.
- To utilize the resources primarily for the summer grazing of cattle while assisting in stabilizing small farms and providing breeding bulls to encourage high quality, long term cattle production.