About SaskFSA

Our Vision

To advocate for progressive land and water management policy driven by agriculture landowners and supported by the citizens of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SaskFSA), established in 2011 represents over 250 land owners cropping approximately 1.15 M acres and retaining over 210,000 additional acres as conservation acres (forage, wetland or upland habitat).

SaskFSA is dedicated to ensuring that the farmers’ viewpoint is considered when it relates to the ability to manage agricultural land to ensure that one can optimize efficiency while doing so in an environmentally acceptable and sustainable manner.

Our Mission

It is our intention to:

  • Work with government and regulatory agencies to create win-win land and water policy that is easy to understand and that benefits farmers and the environment.
  • Develop and communicate a cost / benefit analysis that demonstrates the importance of proper land and water management practices to the economy of Saskatchewan.
  • Engage, develop, and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders interested in land and water management.
  • Be recognized as the leading source of information on land and water management practices and challenges in the province.

Why Farmers Manage Land & Water Resources

To the urban resident and urban centers drainage is essential. Eavestroughs are surface drainage channels collecting water shedding from an area (rooftop) and directly it to an appropriate outlet (the downspout, street, catch basin). Weeping tile is the sub-surface drainage collecting excess water and moving it away from the house into the approved outlet (storm sewer).

Without drainage, basements would become swimming pools, parking lots and streets would be unusable during rain events etc.

To the farmer managing excess water, drainage is essential for similar reasons – to protect an investment, to provide security, to take care of what you own and to do so responsibly, to be a good neighbour etc. Beyond that drainage is critical to grow a healthy crop, to protect soil health, to promote uptake of nutrients by the crop vs runoff.

Surface channels direct water to appropriate / adequate outlets, tile drainage ties into surface channels, grassed waterways and rocks provide erosion control, appropriately sized culverts provide flow control and gated culverts provide an additional level of flow control in high risk areas.

“Empowering land policy for generations.”

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