The Agricultural Service Board’s (ASB’s) of the Special Areas assist producers in many ways, while working in accordance within the regulations of the following Acts:
Got Ag. Questions? Give your local Ag Fieldman a call!
Weed Control Programs
Agricultural Service Boards appoint weed inspectors to carry out the needs of the Weed Control Act. Within this Act, there are two types of regulated weeds: noxious and prohibited noxious.
Noxious weeds must be controlled.
Prohibited noxious weeds must be eradiated.
While it is ultimately the landowner's or lessee's responsibility for weed control, Agricultural Service Boards use SAB Policy 04-04 (when applicable) to provide up to 4 hours of free spraying of noxious weeds for ratepayers in the Special Areas.
If you think you have seen a noxious or prohibited noxious weed in the Special Areas, contact your Ag. Fieldman.
What noxious and prohibited weeds should you be on the lookout for?
Head to the Alberta Invasive website to learn more.
Killer Plants and Common Posers - click here for more information
For more information about these Prohibited Noxious Weeds and other kinds click here.
Pest Control Programs
Pick up a shelterbelt tree order form at your nearest District Office or online.
Shelterbelts in Alberta
Shelterbelts for Livestock Farms
Shelterbelts for Soil Conservation
Tips for Tree Planting
Tree Planter available for rent
For more information please visit CARA's Website
Equipment for Rent
Visit our Rates in Effect page for current equipment rental rates. Contact your local District Office for more information.
Grant Funding Opportunities
Agricultural Service Boards
SPECIAL AREA NO. 2
Neal Roes, SA2
Brad Osadczuk, SA2
Deana Blais, Office Manager
Jesse Williams, Ag. Fieldman
SPECIAL AREA NO. 3
Travis Foot, SA3
Sam Shadlock, SA3
Tori Monroe, Office Manager
Don Hogan, Ag. Fieldman
SPECIAL AREA NO. 4
Barry Redel, SA4
Graham Schetzsle, SA4
Taryl Abt, Office Manager
Justine Comeau, Ag. Fieldman