Prairie Watershed Climate Program

The Prairie Watersheds Climate Program (PWCP) is led by the Manitoba Association of Watersheds (MAW) and delivered by Manitoba’s Watershed Districts and the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW).

PWCP provides up to $40 million in financial support to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases as well as provide other environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and soil health. Activities such as outreach, education, and training are supported to promote the adaption of the BMPs.

Funding has been provided by the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. OFCAF is a $200 million, 3-year fund (from 2021 to 2024) which funds 12 programs (including PWCP).

The Prairie Watersheds Climate Program (PWCP) provides funding incentives to producers who implement any of three eligible beneficial management practices (BMPs) into their operations. To qualify, BMPs must be a new practice or an expansion of an existing practice onto new acres.

The three BMPs eligible for PWCP funding are cover cropping, nutrient management, and rotational grazing.


More information click on the link to MAW


For more details about the BMP’s please click on the following links:

Prairie Watersheds Climate Program (PWCP): BMP Nitrogen Management

Prairie Watershed Climate Program (PWCP)- BMP Cover Cropping

Prairie Watershed Climate Program (PWCP)- BMP Rotational Grazing


Applications can be found on the program page of our website