EFP Webinar

Learn about the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan. What it is, why you should get one for your farm or ranch, and tips for using the self-assessment tool effectively. The EFP is a whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps farmers and ranchers understand address their environmental risks.

EFP Webbook Tutorials

The below tutorial videos may be helpful in assisting producers through the EFP process. You can view the videos under each tab, or view the full playlist on YouTube.


Once you have registered for an Alberta EFP, follow these steps to start on your online workbook.

After you have registered for an Alberta Environmental Farm Plan, see some tips on how to navigate your webbook.

Some tips for completing chapter 1 in your Alberta Environmental Farm Plan.

Some tips for completing chapter 2 in your Alberta Environmental Farm Plan

How to use the Habitat & Biodiversity Assessment Tool that is included in Chapter 5 of the EFP workbook.

Learn how to find your water well drilling report on the public database. The well reports have some useful information for answering some questions in your EFP.

A tutorial on how to use Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation’s Soil Information Viewer

About Alberta EFP

Your Farm, Your Plan, Your Future

STEWARDSHIP BEGINS WITH YOU In an ever-changing environment, having a complete understanding of your farm’s sustainability responsibilities - both short and long-term - will help you navigate tomorrow’s challenges and ensure that your farm’s future is in good shape. No one can predict the future, but we can prepare for it - together.

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan

Why do an EFP? This video is an introduction to the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and includes testimonials from producers on the benefits of completing an EFP.

Taking Care of the Land

Alberta farmers explain why it’s important to keep the environment top of mind. The video also highlights a number of environmental farming practices that increase yield and bring other benefits to both the producers and their land.

Habitat Management

Alberta EFP has added a Species at Risk component to the EFP workbook. Conserving species at risk and their habitat is important for the environment and to sustainable agriculture.

This video is about protecting wetlands and other natural water bodies, whether they are permanent or temporary, and their riparian areas. Maintaining the wetland helps to recharge the groundwater system and improve water quality, to allow wildlife access to clean water.

This video is about agriculture practices on land that shouldn’t be cultivated at any time, whether wet or dry. Marginal land should be left in its natural state for the benefit of land and species. Marginal areas provide space for wildlife. They also improve water retention and prevent erosion.

Good pasture management leads to increased forage production, which leads to improved livestock production. It also enhances the natural ecosystem by protecting sensitive areas, encouraging increased diversity of plant species, and safeguarding our soil and water.

Ferruginous Hawks are endangered in Alberta. A pair of Ferruginous Hawks will kill up to 500 gophers during a nesting season, so having them on your land saves you time and money. One of the ways to encourage them to nest on your land is to build a hawk pole.

Planting trees (in this case live-cutting of willows) is an easy fix for restoring riparian areas, providing habitat for wildlife and improving the health and growth of the surrounding ecosystem.

Water is a precious resource that needs to be protected. Find out how you can be an environmental steward on your land by completing an EFP.

This video highlights different methods for protecting water bodies and their surrounding riparian areas.

Water bodies and riparian areas are essential for supporting species at risk and their habitat. They are also important for your operation and other operations in the watershed. Start an EFP today to learn how to protect both water bodies and species at risk.