2024 Shelterbelt Program


  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Traps snow
  • Provides wildlife habitat
  • Sequesters Carbon


  • Shelterbelts in the prairies are typically linear plantings of trees and/or shrubs that are part of agriculture landscapes
  • Usually comprised of 1 or more rows of trees
  • Includes coniferous and deciduous trees
  • Used as barriers to reduce wind speed