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Category Archives: Regional News

Calling All Prairie Experts

Calling All Prairie Experts FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan has identified the need to reduce Alberta’s dependence on coal for the generation of electricity.  This will require a significant increase in the development of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal and other renewables to meet the needs of Albertans. WhileContinue Reading

Striking Balance Documentary

FROM: Waterton Biosphere Reserve “Striking Balance” is an eight part made for television documentary series that combines aerial and time-lapse photography to create a stunning picture of Canada’s breathtaking Biosphere Reserves.  Narrated by Jim Cuddy, the series was shot over a period of 170 days and includes interviews with over 250 people determined to createContinue Reading

Invasive Mussels Closing in On Alberta

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of mussels, steamed in a delicious garlic cream sauce served with crispy fries – mmm… Moules Frites! But, there is a different type of mussels (not for eating!) that aren’t winning any awards in my books – Zebra and Quagga Mussels.Continue Reading

Prairie Grass, Fires, and Wildlife

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Fire rushing across a prairie landscape is a taboo subject in today’s world. Just the thought of an out of control blaze, burning through precious forage and threatening livestock and buildings is enough to send shivers down any rancher’s spine. Despite the way we structure our modern world in the prairies,Continue Reading

Willow Stakes & Fence Posts: Backcountry Restoration Event 2016

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council On October 22, the OWC, together with Cows and Fish, returned to the Dutch Creek area for the second annual backcountry restoration event. This year’s event was even larger in scale than previous events, and resulted in the protection and restoration of 1900 square meters along Dutch Creek!   To readContinue Reading

Livingstone Landowners Guild Showcases Local Non-Profits

Livingstone Landowners Guild Showcases Local Non-Profits FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Recently, the Livingstone Landowners Guild hosted a “Who’s Who and What they Do” event to introduce local landowners to the many non-profit organizations operating in their area. It was my pleasure to speak about OWC along with other panel members from Western Ranchlands Corporation, WaldronContinue Reading

Pining for recovery

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks When most people think about species at risk in Alberta, wildlife like bull trout, caribou, or burrowing owls probably come to mind. What people usually forget is that Alberta has many plant species at risk too – mostly in the prairies. Alberta has two endangered tree species: whitebark pine andContinue Reading

Video: Introducing the Oldman Watershed Council

FROM: OWC Introducing the Oldman Watershed Council! This video is about who we are, what we do – and why we do it. Click here to watch the short film.  Continue Reading

Video: Minister Video Dutch Creek

FROM: OWC The Oldman Watershed Council is one of the province of Alberta’s 11 Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils. They are a crucial part of the provincial government’s Water 4 Life Strategy, as they offer an independent, stakeholder-driven perspective. The OWCis a non-profit and thanks the many sponsors and volunteers who make our work possible.Continue Reading

Canadian Rockies Fund

FROM: Nature Conservancy of Canada The spectacular landscape of the Rocky Mountains is world-famous for good reason. Not only are the Rockies an awe-inspiring geological marvel, they also support some of the most diverse ecology on the planet. From alpine peaks down to the foothills that roll away into populated valleys, the Rockies support aContinue Reading

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