Agricultural landscapes can help store or sequester carbon through beneficial management practices. This 4 page factsheet provides information on how soil carbon can benefit landowners and their land, management practices that can prevent soil loss and restore carbon stores and grazing practices to increase carbon storage opportunities.
For streambanks and shorelines that are experiencing accelerated erosion, returning those banks to natural vegetation is generally the best approach. This fact sheet introduces readers to the concept of soil bioengineering, using live woody vegetation that will ‘sprout and grow’. Once the cause of the vegetation loss has been addressed, these techniques may be used to restore eroding banks, knitting banks together and reducing further loss.
This 4-page fact sheet explains why healthy lakes and wetlands are important. (for more information on lakes and shorelines see Caring For Shoreline Properties, produced by the Alberta Conservation Association)
A simple riparian health checklist that quickly identifies how healthy your lakeshore or wetland is. Can be used as a first step when looking at riparian health, prior to a more in-depth riparian health assessment.
A simple riparian health checklist that quickly identifies how healthy the riparian area along your river, creek or stream is. Can be used as a first step when looking at riparian health, prior to a more in-depth riparian health assessment.