Annual Municipal Land Licensing Program offers land to area farmers

November 1, 2017

Annual Municipal Land Licensing Program offers land to area farmers

Area farmers and owners of livestock can once again apply for the opportunity to license Strathcona County land for use as hay and pasture land. The annual municipal land licensing program promotes the efficient use of land and encourages agricultural activities in the County.

“The program is a win-win for the County and our valued agricultural base,” says Sharon Fitzowich, land management project lead. “Through licensing the land, the County’s maintenance demands decrease and the land can be used for hay or pasture.”

The invitation to tender available lands is open to area residents until 2 p.m., Friday, November 17.

The Municipal Land Licensing Program was implemented in 1988. The County has 23 reserves available to license for 2018.

Further information, including tender package, list of properties, and how to apply.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595