MULTISAR – Taber
Numerous species at risk occur in the southern part of Alberta, often overlapping with agricultural landscapes. Existing management practices on these lands have allowed these species to persist, but there are many opportunities to further enhance habitat quality while also benefiting agricultural operations. This project is a part of the larger South Saskatchewan MULTISAR project, where we work collaboratively with multiple partners to maintain, increase, and improve habitat for species at risk within the Grassland Natural Region of Alberta. In 2019, we continued to collaborate with ranchers in the Municipal District of Taber and completed two projects. This included providing a customized “Use Respect” sign to reduce damage from offhighway vehicles, as well as the purchase of a portable watering unit to draw cattle away from wetland areas. We monitored the use of watering units purchased in a previous year and determined that they are having the desired outcome of reducing cattle damage in sensitive zones. We continue to foster long-term relationships with the ranching and bordering agricultural communities to benefit wildlife habitat within this municipal district.
Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Environment and Parks, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Cows and Fish – Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society, Government of Canada, Landholders, Prairie Conservation Forum
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