Water levels-Sask River June 23 2011 from OCN Natural Resources

Local Conservation Programming

The Carrot-Saskatchewan River IWMP encompasses all of Kelsey Conservation District (KCD), a non-profit organization governed by a local board and funded through a provincial-municipal partnership. The district has a mandate to address watershed issues and offers incentive-based programming to improve soil and water quality, aquatic and riparian health, and provide educational programming. The primary mandate of the KCD will be to carry out and coordinate implementation of the actions within this plan.

In 2005 the KCD prepared a conservation management plan, Practical and Sustainable Watershed Management – Five Year Management Plan and Ten Year Vision. The plan focused on the following key areas:

Water

Water

  • Seal abandoned wells.
  • Protect riparian areas and restrict livestock access to waterways.
  • Address erosion issues along shorelines.
Soil

Soils

  • Identify severely saline sensitive areas and offer incentive programming for permanent cover.
  • Plant shelterbelts.
  • Implement soil testing incentives.
Tourism

Tourism

  • Review tourism potential and promote eco-tourism activities.
Public Education

Public Education

  • Host educational tours.
  • Implement a watershed conservation curriculum.
  • Water Festivals

Documents

Original Integrated Watershed Management Plan

Original Integrated Watershed Management Plan

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Source Water Protection Plan

Source Water Protection Plan

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Second Five Years

The Second Five Years

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For more information on the programs above please contact us by email, fax or stop by the office!