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The Nutrient and bacterial concentrations in the river exceed water quality guidelines, due to excessive agricultural runoff and other land use impacts which reduce the functionality of the riparian zone. The Red Deer River area is also highly and increasingly affected by significant flooding events. Finally, maintaining and promoting biodiversity in the region is key to support native species and healthy ecosystems. As a consequence, the Red Deer River Watershed area is particularly relevant to develop an ecosystem restoration project addressing these issues through riparian and eco-buffer tree planting.

Location

Red Deer River Watershed, Province of Alberta

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society (AWES)

Participants

Scmall-scale cattle farmers

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