June 15, 2021
You are invited to the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 15th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is free to attend and will be held via Zoom.
The meeting will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Monica Emelko (University of Waterloo) and Dr. Uldis Silins (University of Alberta), focused on the effects of landscape disturbances on Alberta’s water supplies and strategies for source water protection. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting business, featuring an update from the RDRWA, Board elections, and plans for 2021/22.
Please register online or by emailing info (@) rdrwa.ca.
The RDRWA Events Calendar allows the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and the community to post events that focus on watershed management and other water or land-related topics in a common location to be viewed by the public. Do you have a comment, question, or need help with accessing or submitting an event to the calendar? Contact: info (at ) rdrwa.ca or call: 403-340-7379.
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Wetland Knowledge Exchange February Webinar
February 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Conservation begins at home: Understanding personal, commercial, and conservation values of landowner stewardship on the family farm
Presented by Robb Stavne, Sora Ecological Consulting
Growing up as a farm kid in central Alberta exposed me to many interests related to raising cattle and life on the family farm. Exploring and enjoying the willow thickets, aspen stands and wetlands, observing and learning to identify wildlife led me to a career in wildlife ecology, punctuated by a Master’s thesis exploring impacts of cattle grazing on wetland bird communities. It also led me to eventually buy a small parcel of land near Peace River where I raise 75 head of cattle, and operate a wildlife consulting company. My roots to the farm life and interest in promoting wildlife interests on a working landscape lead me to find and enhance a small 30 acre parcel of wetland and associated upland habitat on my own property, with activities initiating in 2016. My talk will speak to the landuse history of my farm, and the state it came to be in when I purchased it and started to produce cattle. It will include my path of establishing key partnerships in the local community as well as the conservation community to help implement strategies to produce a small but effective patch of habitat that increases in wildlife value each year.
To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/3qUKeHB