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 Environmental projects are “incredibly valuable work,” says Rod Ruff of the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation.

More environmental good work is in the works

The Heart River Watershed Restoration is the latest in a 
long line of environmental projects funded by the foundation

Reading Time: 3 minutes An Alberta foundation has invested nearly $100,000 for projects that will help protect the province’s environment. “The environment is critically important, and the people who are supporting it — which is who we’re working with — do incredibly valuable work,” said Rod Ruff, program director for the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation. “You can see it across […] Read more

By installing waterers next to fenced-off riparian areas, Sean McGrath had gained extra weeks of water during dry years, and has eliminated problems like foot rot.

Capturing value from riparian areas

The first step is to have a plan before you start fencing, says riparian management expert

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ask just about any Alberta farmer about the worst drought in recent memory and there’s a good chance they will say 2002 — a year that saw water supplies devastated throughout the province. For Sean McGrath, some foresight around land management that year prevented what could have been a disaster. Fencing off a dugout and […] Read more