November 6, 2019By

9 km of Riparian Areas Restored!

     On-the-ground riparian restoration work in the SEAWA watershed was implemented between April 2018 to October 2019. So far, a total of 9 km has been restored. Restoration consisted of  installation of 2 off-stream watering systems,  a total of 6 km fencing, and 2,500 native shrubs and trees planted. Work was achieved in collaboration with 8 partners at 10 different sites. A total of 702 km riparian areas were assessed for their condition as healthy, healthy with problem, or unhealthy http://seawa.ca/state-of-the-watershed/project-reports/project-report-1/

 

    Riparian restoration project was funded by the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (completed on March 2019), and Watershed Resiliency & Restoration Program, Government of Alberta (will end on March 2020).

Fencing at Saamis Archaeological Site to protect riparian area from overuse. Photo taken on November 2nd, 2019 by Brooklyn Neubeker.

Native shrubs planted at Yeast-Fisher site to restore the riparian area. Photo taken August 7th, 2019 by Marilou Montemayor.

Native shrubs planted beside fencing to protect and restore the riparian area at Sauder Reservoir. Photo taken May 27th, 2018 by Brooklyn Neubeker.