Projects Inventory


Species Habitat Assessments and Ranching Partnerships (SHARP)

Brad Downey

Alberta Conservation Association

January 2019 - Ongoing

Audience(s): Cow-Calf   Project Type(s): Promote

SHARP is a voluntary collaborative stewardship project that can aid in improving the quality and quantity of wildlife habitat available upon the landscape. The project provides producers with baseline assessments of their property looking at range health, wildlife biodiversity, soil organic matter, and riparian health. Information is discussed with the producers and ideas are generated as a team on ways to maintain and further enhance natural resource components on their property. These detailed assessments (Habitat Conservation Strategies) are completed on participating ranches within the North Saskatchewan Watershed and portions of the Athabasca, Peace, and Red Deer Watersheds.


Goal #3: Enhance ecosystem services and biodiversity on lands managed by beef producers

Indicators Addressed:
  • Riparian areas, wetlands, surface and ground water sources and nutrient runoff are responsibly managed to help maintain or enhance watershed health.
  • Grasslands, tame pastures and native ecosystems are maintained or enhanced.
  • Habitat for wildlife is maintained or enhanced, and wildlife conflict prevention is managed.
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As 2019 is the inaugural year of the SHARP Project we hope to continue to expand within the North Saskatchewan Watershed over the next few years with additional partners and collaborators being sought. Information and summaries of the project will be available on the Alberta Conservation Association Website.

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