Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program

The intent of the Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program (WCDPP) is to assist agricultural producers in reducing damage to crops caused by waterfowl during fall migration. In 2013, Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) began offering scare cannons free of charge to counties and municipal districts, enabling them to incorporate this equipment into their existing equipment lending programs. This has greatly improved efficiency by placing cannons much closer to end users. In 2022/23, we continued to work with producers as well as counties and municipal districts to ensure that scare cannons were available where needed for waterfowl crop damage prevention. We provided locations where scare cannons were available for loan as well as laying out strategies on our website for avoiding crop damage.

Partnerships

Athabasca County, Big Lakes County, Camrose County, Clearhills County, County of Grande Prairie, County of Minburn, County of Northern Lights, County of Paintearth, County of St. Paul, County of Stettler, County of Two Hills, County of Vermilion River, Flagstaff County, Government of Alberta, Lac La Biche County, Lacombe County, Mackenzie County, Municipal District of Bonnyville, Municipal District of Fairview, Municipal District of Greenview, Municipal District of Peace, Municipal District of Provost, Municipal District of Smoky River, Municipal District of Spirit River, Northern Sunrise County, Ponoka County, Saddle Hills County, Smoky Lake County

Annual Summaries

Title Year Category
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2007-2008 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program (WCDPP) 2008-2009 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2010-2011 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2011-2012 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2013-2014 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2014-2015 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2015-2016 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2016-2017 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2017-2018 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2018-2019 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2019-2020 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2020-2021 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2021-2022 2
Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program 2022-2023 2