On June 1st and 2nd staff from the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) were out to the Sauder Peninsula Project planting 10,000 shrubs.
Funding for the purchase of these shrubs and the subsequent planting was provided by grants secured by Chinook Pheasants Forever through the CC&E grants program from ACA.
This 158 acre project is on land owned by the Saint Mary’s River Irrigation District (SMRID) and is part of the Connectivity Project managed by ACA on SMRID lands.
The Connectivity Project is a program designed to protect and improve water quality on lands owned by SMRID by improving the habitat on these lands which also creates habitat for wildlife.
The main east-west shelterbelt row was planted with caraganas while the eleven north-south rows were planted with caraganas, silverberry/wolfberry, buffaloberry and sea buckthorn.