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All of the native willows and deciduous trees are planted as pre-rooted cuttings
The native cuttings are collected from the same watershed as they will be planted in. This guarantees native plants can contribute to the historic bio-diversity of a watershed or individual stream.
By planting native willows and trees along the stream banks of damaged trout streams, we can give mother nature a head start in a natural growing process, once our pre-rooted cuttings are planted.
It has always been a priority of Bow Valley Habitat Development's mission, to keep the partners, volunteers and communities informed of our progress on all projects and programs. This site will do just that! The photo and video support will aid in our mission to communicate these results!
Because Bow Valley Habitat Development has been focused on riparian recovery by planting native pre-rooted cuttings, we have had the privilege of being able to watch the new crops of willows growing along the stream banks. Many or most of the reaches of stream channel that have been planted have had little to no existing riparian willows and trees, so the landscape is a blank canvas that we have partnered with mother nature to heal it's wounds and get back to a normal biodiverse ecosystem, with lots of wild self reproducing trout to populate the future cleaner waters on all three streams. There is presently not where to go but up, with riparian recovery on the local streams in our Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program!
We would be happy to help by answering any questions regarding this field of work!
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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