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Future of conservation in southern Alberta to be discussed at MH Library

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Pheasants Forever - Chinook Chapter is hosting a presentation by Alberta Conservation Association on Monday, February 22  at 5:30 p.m. at the Medicine Hat Public Library Theatre. The topic is; “The Future of Conservation in Southern Alberta.”


Wildlife habitat faces monumental challenges in an ever-changing world.
Agricultural expansion, a growing population, water wars, urban sprawl and natural resource exploration are just some of the threats to the habitats that wildlife calls home. If there are to be places for wildlife going forward, we have to work harder, be more creative and build more partnerships.
 Mike Uchikura and Layne Seward are both avid hunters, fishermen, conservationists and are biologists with Alberta Conservation Association. They will be talking about southern Alberta and the process of bringing together partners like Pheasants Forever, local clubs, non-government organizations, government agencies, counties and municipal districts for land acquisition and habitat development. Further to that, landowner projects to be presented will include permanent cover seeding, shelterbelts, hedge rows, wetland enhancement, riparian fencing, and livestock grazing techniques as well as landowner habitat agreements.
Details will be provided on two current southern Alberta Conservation Association projects: 1. Ross Creek – land acquisition; 2. Milk River Ridge Reservoir – water quality stewardship initiative.
Alberta Conservation Association administers the Provincial Pheasant Release Program and has partnered with 4-H Alberta in a pheasant raise and release program. The success story of this educational program will be shared with the audience.
This presentation is no charge admission and is open to the public. Interested parties would include but are not limited to land owners, conservationists, hunters, fishermen, farm/ranch families with children, college students and all outdoor enthusiasts.
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