There currently exists some significant (and several minor) data and information gaps that need to be addressed before an indicator relating to Riparian Areas and Health can be developed.


Due to the significant ecological importance of riparian areas, SEAWA is recommending a province-wide and systematic riparian assessment and performance monitoring program be developed by both the public and private sector.

One of the key initiatives of SEAWA is the characterization and protection of riparian areas. As such, SEAWA will be supporting future research, planning and indicator development that will focus on:

Divider Programs, Studies and Reports: Riparian Areas and Health

There are some programs, studies and reports that provide an overview of the extent and health of riparian areas in the South Sakatchewan River Basin (SSRB) and the South Sakatchewan River Sub-basin (SSRSB):