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Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration project

posted Nov 30, 2019, 6:52 AM by Action for Agriculture

The goal of the Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration project is to increase the coexistence of humans and beavers and help landowners recognize the ecosystem services beavers provide.

The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society — better known as Cows and Fish— strives to foster a better understanding of how improvements in grazing and other management of riparian areas can enhance landscape health and productivity for the benefit of landowners, agricultural producers and communities. Its beaver program is run in partnership with with the Miistakis Institute.

The Cows and Fish website features stories and videos on how it’s worked with ranchers to demonstrate the value of clean, reliable water for cattle, and it has a program called REAL Beef — Ranchers Enhancing Alberta’s Landscapes.

For producers grazing cattle, beaver activity is part of an ecosystem chain that aids the production of lush, high-nutrient forage in riparian areas and uplands, says Kelsey Spicer-Rawe, a riparian specialist with Cows and Fish.

For more see the full article:
https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/2019/10/29/putting-beavers-to-work-with-the-aim-for-more-weight-gain/

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