Gerald Lyon – Nanton, Alberta

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

Ten years ago, Gerald Lyon noticed plant communities were becoming less productive and damage to the streambanks was occurring from livestock hoof action and trampling. As a result, he made the management decision to remove all livestock grazing from this pasture in an attempt to recover the upland and riparian vegetation.

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Oil painting of an aerial view of a riparian area