Riparian Areas & Management

An open space in the forest with a view of a narrow creek going into the mountains

Beaver Our Watershed Partner

Nature’s best builder is the beaver. If we want to understand them, recognize their role on the landscape, and figure out how to live with them, a good starting point is to educate ourselves on their ecology, life history and their connections to watersheds.

A Field Guide to Common Riparian Plants of Alberta

This new coil-bound 62-page field guide includes information on identifying some common riparian plants as well as how they link to riparian health and how our management choices change riparian plant communities.

Caring for the Green Zone: Riparian Areas and Grazing Management

Third Edition.
How riparian systems work, the things that can disturb their healthy function and grazing strategies to keep them healthy. (40 pages)

Riparian Areas: A User’s Guide to Health

What does health of a flood plain or shoreline look like? By tuning our eye to key things to look for, we can take the next step – ensuring we maintain or focus on where to begin to improve riparian area health. (46 pages)

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Oil painting of an aerial view of a riparian area