Get funding to protect crops and livestock from wildlife

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Protecting a farm from damage by wildlife is part of a farm’s risk-management activities. The Wildlife Damage Protection Program provides assistance to protect:

  • crops;
  • market gardens;
  • livestock;
  • orchards; and
  • pasture lands.

If you prevent conflict between wildlife and a farm, you protect both.

Eligible activities

Examples of activities include:

  • Installing game-fencing materials (posts and wire) that stand at minimum 7-feet (2.1-metres) high;
  • Wildlife-proofing crop-storage facilities;
  • Purchasing crop- and livestock-protection measures, such as propane cannons, livestock guardian dogs, wolf silhouettes, electric fencing, etc.; and
  • other activities designed to prevent damage to agriculture crops, livestock and fencing by wildlife.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers.
  • Agricultural non-profits.
  • Governments.

Eligible funding

  • Up to 50% of project costs with in-kind contributions.
  • Up to 60% if there are no in-kind contributions.
  • A maximum of $35,000 during the life of the program.

Installing game fencing

Funding available:

  • up to to a maximum of $4.50 per linear foot ($14.76 per linear metre);
  • with a minimum 7-foot-high (2.13-metre-high) game fence to protect titled crop lands from wildlife damage.

Wildlife-proofing crop-storage facilities

  • Up to 60% of the cost to improve the current building.

Protecting crops

Such as fencing, netting, alarms and repellents:

  • Up to 60% of the cost of materials.

Purchasing guardian dogs

To address problems associated with wildlife predation on either crops, or livestock:

  • 50% funding up to $500 towards a pedigreed livestock guardian dog.

Before you apply

Complete the:

While preparing your application, you can:

Email or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

Apply for funding

  1. Gather your completed documents.
  2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
    In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, submit feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.