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Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program: East Slopes Riparian Assessment

This project will collect data and develop a tool to prioritize restoration in forested riparian areas for the Government of Alberta's WRRP.

The Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP), funded by Alberta Environment and Parks, aims to protect communities from floods and drought by improving natural watershed functions. In 2015, the fRI Research Water Program joined the effort.

This project will collect data in the headwaters of the Bow River basin, and develop a tool to prioritize restoration in forested riparian areas for the WRRP.

  • November 13 2015

    Project Begins

    Progress update:Funding announced by Minister Phillips in Lethbridge

  • April 2016

    Sites Selected

    Progress update:Located in the Rocky Mountain and foothills natural region of the Oldman River

  • May 2016

    Staffing and Training

    Progress update:Field crew hired and trained in riparian assessment procedures.

  • June 2016

    Field Work Begins

    Progress update:Riparian field assessments carried out at selected sites

  • July 2016

    Project Expands

    Progress update:WRRP grant awarded to include the South Saskatchewan River basin

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