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Lakes and Wetlands

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)

Biodiversity and Riparian Areas

This 4-page fact sheet includes: What is biodiversity and why is it important? How do riparian areas fit into biodiversity? How do our actions influence biodiversity?

Beaver Fact Sheet

” An Overview of Beaver Management for Agricultural Producers – Decision Matrix Tool” NEW!

A Pond of Gold. Storing Water Naturally.

Many people believe that water will be the new gold of the future. As the reality of climate change becomes ever more apparent, we will need to catch and store water more effectively. We’ve given water lots of advice, in the form of expensive dams and big reservoirs but is that always the best solution? Likely not. Have we overlooked a natural ally in our efforts to conserve and manage water? Yes, consider the beaver!

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.

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)

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)

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