Marginal Land Recovery
Vulcan County recognizes the importance of conserving/rejuvenating marginal lands to improve overall ecosystem health. Focusing on saline prone lands, the Agricultural Services Department is offering funding to landowners to help improve marginal lands throughout the County by reducing invasive weed population and improving soil and water quality.
Goals & Funding
In Vulcan County, salinity is a major factor that has affected many acres. Through consultation and education, saline prone lands can be managed properly to reduce costs associated with farming poor producing land year over year.
The target of the Marginal Land Recovery Grant is to:
- Surface Water Quality
- Soil Fertility
- Per Acre Profitability
- Ground Water Utilization
- Nutrient Runoff
- Input Costs
- Soil Erosion
- Invasive Weed Populations
Vulcan County will provide funding to support local producers and landowners as they improve marginal lands. Marginal lands are considered to be agricultural lands that are affected by multiple negative environmental conditions reducing total yield output.
Eligible applicants can request up to $1,000 to cover costs associated with improving marginal lands. If approved for funding, applicants can also use Vulcan County seeding equipment at no charge to establish ground cover.
Costs eligible for the grant include:
- herbicide costs to control weeds
- seed costs to plant desired varieties
To be eligible for the grant:
- Recovery project must be located within Vulcan County
- Provide complete & signed final product invoices for repayment
Applications will be reviewed by Vulcan County’s Agriculture Services Board. Funding is issued on a first come, first serve basis and grant funding will be distributed after product purchase receipts are submitted and reviewed by the Agriculture Service Board.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest, which can be found here.
You can also pick up a copy from the Vulcan County Administration Office.
For further information about the Marginal Land Recovery Grant, please call (403) 485-3103.