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Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewardship is defined as "the recognition of a collective responsibility to retain the quality and abundance of land, air, water and biodiversity, and to manage this natural capital in a way that conserves all of its environmental, economic, social and cultural values" (Alberta Stewardship Network).

Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) work with communities and stakeholders in the watershed to promote environmental awareness and a shared responsibility for practices that support a healthy watershed. The commitment to action made by individual WPAC partners and the resulting tangible improvements to watershed health serve as a testament of environmental stewardship. The stewardship work undertaken by WPACs has included water conservation initiatives, shoreline cleanups, installation of off-site livestock watering systems, and riparian and wetland restoration programs.

WPACs also provide advice and support to Watershed Stewardship Groups (WSGs) that encourage local actions to promote watershed health.

For a full list of current stewardship initiatives, please refer to your local WPAC website.


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Posted: Mar 31, 2015