Operation Pollinator

bee on flowerOperation Pollinator is a program focused on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators given their essential role in agriculture and nature. The program’s mandate is to support activities that enhance biodiversity, habitat and other practical initiatives that contribute to healthy pollinator populations. The SSCA has joined the Soil Conservation Council of Canada and Syngenta Canada to act as a provincial delivery agent for this initiative.

Become Involved with Operation Pollinator

Are you interested in co-operating on this project? Here is what you need to do:

  1. Contact SSCA to fill out an enrollment form.  Your application will be sent to the Soil Conservation Council of Canada for approval.
  2. Upon approval, you will receive 25 kg of seed (alsike, red clover, birdsfoot trefoil, yellow clover, sweet clover, phacelia) at no charge (valued at $260)
  3. Seed 1 - 2 acres of low productivity agricultural land (low disturbance is recommended)
  4. Manage and maintain the site as you would any other newly established site
  5. Restrict grazing on the site for 3 years
  6. Be willing to allow access to the site for monitoring and tours

All approved participants will receive $100 per acre seeded (maximum 2 acres) for each of 3 years (2017/2018/2019) after verification.

Additional Information

For project updates and more information please visit the Soil Conservation Council of Canada.

Why We Joined Operation Pollinator

pdf icon Operation Pollinator: Why Get Involved?
pdf icon What’s in your Operation Pollinator Seed Mix?