MULTISAR – Taber
Habitat loss is often a key contributor to species population declines. Activities such as habitat modification, road building, expanding agricultural practices and wetland/riparian alterations can result in habitat loss and negatively impact wildlife species. As the amount of undisturbed land continues to dwindle, it becomes increasingly important to consider the way that our practices modify the land and what we can do to mitigate these changes before species become at risk. The MULTISAR – Taber project focuses on maintaining and enhancing habitat for species outside of the key focal areas for species at risk, and within the Municipal District (MD) of Taber. Our focal species include prairie rattlesnake and sharp-tailed grouse, although enhancements will benefit other species as well. In 2018, we helped re-establish native shrubs on the East Hays Conservation Site to enhance sharp-tailed grouse habitat, as well as redirect cattle away from riparian zones by installing watering units. We delivered presentations to managers and landholders within the MD of Taber discussing habitat needs for grouse and rattlesnakes. We continue to foster long-term relationships with the ranching and broader agricultural community to benefit wildlife habitat within this municipal district.
Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Canada, Landholders, Municipal District of Taber
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