Chinook Pheasants Forever is very pleased to have recently received over $400,000 in Watershed Resiliency & Restoration Program funds (WRRP). These funds are earmarked for flood mitigation work and wetland development on the Ross Creek Conservation Site.
Chinook PF proposes to undo historical disturbances on the Ross Creek Conservation Site which has altered the natural drainage. The project will re-contour the valley bottom by removing old structures and creating wetlands through re-design of existing dugouts. Thermal cover will be created for wildlife by establishing cattails around these wetlands. Downstream flooding should be lessened by holding these high water events in the wetlands then slowly releasing the water back into Ross Creek.
Projects like this are crucial in the fight to protect Alberta’s wildlife and provide a more stable habitat for the many animals that live here. Our goal is to do our best to create a future where our native species can continue to thrive. Our work on this particular project is tentatively set to start late summer of 2021.