Ausable River Recovery Strategy Projects You Can Do
Projects you can do to help
Habitat Improvement - What you can do to help!
There are many ways to improve stream health and ultimately the chances of survival for the species at risk in the Ausable River!
The following stewardship practices are only a few of the ways landowners can sustain and enhance the natural aquatic communities of the Ausable Basin.
Find out what one of your neighbours has been doing to help protect wildlife habitat and water quality - and how funding programs can help you join in this important work - by downloading the 2008 ABCA Habitat Stewardship Program flyer.
* Filtering pollution (e.g., sediments, chemicals, nutrients, etc.),
* Stabilizing streambanks,
* Cooling stream temperatures,
* Providing aquatic habitat.
Restricting Livestock Access to Watercourses
Grassed waterways on your property will not only benefit water quality and the species that live in the water, but will also help to protect long term agricultural sustainability. A grassed waterway will help to conserve precious topsoil.
A grassed waterway will also reduce the effects of erosion by filtering sediment and nutrient contaminants and controlling overland waterflow.
Habitat Stewardship Grants
Find out about grants available through Ausable Bayfield Conservation the Ausable River Recovery Strategy Habitat Stewardship Project by visiting the Foresty and Land Stewardship page.
Photos: Dan Holm, Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection