Upland Wildlife Habitat Conservation
The primary focus of PF Calgary is the conservation of upland wildlife habitat through reclamation, enhancement and preservation. Our major habitat partner in southern Alberta is the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) primarily through the Lethbridge office.
Upland wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration is accomplished by employing a number of methods including:
- Planting trees, shrubs and grasses to create shelterbelts and protective cover.
- Purchase and installation of fencing and fence materials for projects to keep cattle from overgrazing established shelterbelts and riparian areas
- Planting good quality nesting cover
- Setting up winter food plots and emergency feeding stations
- Planting grass seed
- Acquiring and installing drip irrigation systems
- Creation of wetlands
- Purchasing equipment such as mulch applicators, tree planters, tillage equipment, heavy disc cultivators, seeders etc.
- Purchasing herbicides and various chemical applications
- Materials for developing off-site watering units for cattle
- Providing funds for building turnouts on underground irrigation projects