Wildlife Damage Mitigation Program

The Wildlife Damage Mitigation program helps farms protect crop and livestock from wildlife damage to improve industry competitiveness and resilience.


To be eligible, you must be a farm or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.

For farms, you need to:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • have generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of at least $30,000
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 1 April 2024
Application deadline: 31 August 2024
Claim deadline: 31 December 2024

How to apply

Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application and supporting documents to the Programs Division office.

All permanent fencing projects need to include a fence design with measurements and Nova Scotia Farm Premises Identification (PID) numbers.

You also need to complete the Program Funding Registration Form.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines
Program Application
Program Funding Registration Form - Farm Applicants