2-Day Riparian Management Course – June 15-16, 2018 at Harmon Valley Hall
Are you a farmer, rancher, or acreage owner with a “riparian area” – that is, land that borders some sort of water feature? Perhaps you have a stream running through your property, a small pond out back, or even just a wet spot in your cropland. If you do, then the next question is: are you managing your riparian areas to their full potential?
Join the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society, Cows & Fish, and Northern Sunrise County for a mini-course that will give you ideas and tools to maximize the economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by your riparian areas. Examples of these benefits include improved water quality, moderation of floods and droughts, erosion reduction, wildlife habitat, forage production for livestock, recreational opportunities, and alternative enterprises such as timber, firewood, fruit, nuts, mushrooms, and medicinal plants.
This course includes:
- Two full days of instruction/active participation on riparian area assessment, restoration and management. This includes site visits to nearby riparian areas each day, weather permitting.
- Printouts of background information and management tools, including a course workbook, relevant informational factsheets and manuals, laminated maps of participants’ properties, and more.
- Lunch and snacks/refreshments for both days.
- The fee for this course is $20 per participant. This fee has been greatly reduced, as the majority of course costs are being covered by a grant from the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP), administered by Alberta Environment and Parks.
You will leave the course with a draft version of your own Riparian Management Plan!
For more information please contact Becky with Northern Sunrise County at ALUS@northernsunrise.net or 780-322-3831.
To register please visit 2-day Riparian Management Course in Northern Sunrise County
We look forward to seeing you there!!