Riparian Areas

Healthy riparian areas play a critical role in purifying our water through filtering and reducing surface water runoff from surrounding uplands and trapping sediment and associated pollutants such as nutrients, pesticides and bacteria. They also contribute to water storage, which helps mediate the effects of both floods and drought.

Background Research Report and Management Recommendations Released

The BRWA has developed recommendations for riparian area management in the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds of Alberta. Click in the links below to learn more!

  • Research Report: background information to inform policy advice and implementation guidelines
  • Policy Advice: overarching goals and objectives for riparian areas management in our watersheds
  • Implementation Guidelines: concrete actions to implement riparian areas management in our watersheds

Riparian Restoration Programs

The Ponoka and Iron Creek Riparian Restoration Programs are also currently underway. Click here for more information.



Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting