Riparian areas are the green zones of water-loving vegetation that line our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Ecologically speaking, they provide an array of ecosystem services that we value as landowners, land users, and land managers. What makes riparian areas tick? Improve your ecological literacy of these dynamic green zones!
Range management principles apply in riparian areas, in addition to uplands, with a few extra challenges. Using our 25 years of learning with livestock producers we’ll highlight both principles and practices for sustainable grazing.
Learn more about a Canadian icon, the beaver, in this Cows and Fish Webinar. Topics covered will include a short history of beavers in our landscape and beaver biology/ecology, the benefits of beaver, their role in watershed function and health and the use of beavers as a restoration tool. Case studies from across North America will provide some real-life and current examples of beaver management and their work in watershed restoration.
This webinar covers the importance of beaver and the challenges they pose with a focus on case studies from around Alberta where alternative methods have been used to manage beaver on the landscape. Topics include: beaver ecology, natural history and watershed connections; challenges of living with beaver and management options and alternatives, and; case studies of management techniques, materials, tools and lessons learned.