Tawatinaw Watershed Stewards January, 28, 2011, Rochester Alberta Prepared by Kyle Ashmead, Kati Blouin, Jessica Ashmead a...
-to conserve, protect and rehabilitate the Tawatinaw River Basin -our vision is for an ecologically healthy and diverse wa...
Undisturbed natural areas contain the history of what came before settlement - and hold the potential for what is to come ...
Therefore it is critically important -that riparian , wetland, forested and other natural areas of adequate size - be prot...
And that wildlife be provided with safe corridors  -to provide ease of movement between habitat areas -to protect the dive...
-and is a critical river corridor for wildlife connecting the Tawatinaw Watershed with the Athabasca River Corridor -the T...
-loss of genetic inheritance and the loss of species reduces the adaptive capacity of the living world -on a global scale ...
-biodiversity is critical to the survival of ecosystems -and thereby to our survival  Watershed protection is critical to ...
Healthy, ecosystems provide thousands of services <ul><li>Including </li></ul><ul><li>-water supply protection </li></ul><...
Some problems within the Tawatinaw Basin include: -grazing management systems damaging river beds, banks and riparian zone...
-off -highway vehicles damaging riverbed spawning areas -off highway vehicles damaging riparian zones -old bridges contrib...
The Tawatinaw Basin is still relatively healthy -its up to local people to make decisions, set targets and take action
local elders, youth, farmers, hunters, fishermen, naturalists and citizens to share their valuable knowledge and skills to...
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  • Tawatinaw Watershed Stewards evolved -to conserve, protect and rehabilitate the Tawatinaw River Basin -our vision is for an ecologically healthy and diverse watershed
  • -undisturbed natural areas contain the history of what came before settlement - and hold the potential for what is to come in the future
  • Therefore it is critically important -that riparian , wetland, forested and other natural areas of adequate size with sufficient buffer zones be protected
  • -and that wildlife be provided with safe corridors -to provide ease of movement between habitat areas -to protect the diversity of gene pools
  • -the Tawatinaw Watershed is a large natural heritage system connecting wetlands, lakes, and forests -and is a critical river corridor for wildlife linking the Tawatinaw Watershed with the Athabasca River Corridor
  • -on a global scale vertebrate species are fast diminishing in both population and range -an indication that their genetic inheritance is eroding -to respond to future change species must be genetically diverse -loss of genetic inheritance and the loss of species reduces the adaptive capacity of the living world
  • -watershed protection is critical to the survival of biodiversity -biodiversity is critical to the survival of ecosystems -and thereby to our survival -through the thousands of services that healthy, ecosystems provide -water supply protection,erosion control,carbon sequestation, shade and wind protection, and species conservation
  • -some problems within the basin include
  • -the Tawatinaw basin is still relatively healthy with some problem areas -its up to local people to make proactive decisions and set targets
  • Wanted-local elders, youth, farmers, hunters, fishermen and naturalists to share their valuable knowledge and skills.
  • Tawatinaw watershed stewards introduction

    1. 1. Tawatinaw Watershed Stewards January, 28, 2011, Rochester Alberta Prepared by Kyle Ashmead, Kati Blouin, Jessica Ashmead and Janice Pitman
    2. 2. -to conserve, protect and rehabilitate the Tawatinaw River Basin -our vision is for an ecologically healthy and diverse watershed Tawatinaw Watershed Stewards evolved
    3. 3. Undisturbed natural areas contain the history of what came before settlement - and hold the potential for what is to come in the future
    4. 4. Therefore it is critically important -that riparian , wetland, forested and other natural areas of adequate size - be protected with sufficient buffer zones
    5. 5. And that wildlife be provided with safe corridors -to provide ease of movement between habitat areas -to protect the diversity of gene pools
    6. 6. -and is a critical river corridor for wildlife connecting the Tawatinaw Watershed with the Athabasca River Corridor -the Tawatinaw Watershed is a large natural heritage system linking wetlands, lakes, and forests
    7. 7. -loss of genetic inheritance and the loss of species reduces the adaptive capacity of the living world -on a global scale vertebrate species are fast diminishing in both population and range -habitat is disappearing and being degraded -to respond to change species must be genetically diverse
    8. 8. -biodiversity is critical to the survival of ecosystems -and thereby to our survival Watershed protection is critical to the survival of biodiversity
    9. 9. Healthy, ecosystems provide thousands of services <ul><li>Including </li></ul><ul><li>-water supply protection </li></ul><ul><li>-erosion control </li></ul><ul><li>-carbon sequestration </li></ul><ul><li>shade and wind protection </li></ul><ul><li>-species conservation </li></ul>
    10. 10. Some problems within the Tawatinaw Basin include: -grazing management systems damaging river beds, banks and riparian zones -lagoons emptied into the Tawatinaw River -lack of adequate buffer zones protecting riparian areas from clear-cutting
    11. 11. -off -highway vehicles damaging riverbed spawning areas -off highway vehicles damaging riparian zones -old bridges contributing to siltation
    12. 12. The Tawatinaw Basin is still relatively healthy -its up to local people to make decisions, set targets and take action
    13. 13. local elders, youth, farmers, hunters, fishermen, naturalists and citizens to share their valuable knowledge and skills to cultivate pride in the Tawatinaw Watershed and develop a plan to protect it Wanted by the Tawatinaw Watershed Stewards

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