Rock Creek Conservation Initiative

The Rock Creek Corridor

SALTS is collaborating with the Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, Justin Thompson, and other interested parties to preserve a rare and critical landscape that supports two valuable ecological functions: watershed health and high quality wildlife habitat. By protecting it we are also protecting its function as a key wildlife corridor maintaining north-south connectivity for many species and playing a role in the conservation of the larger Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.

The lands within the Initiative include large areas of relatively undisturbed native grassland and foothills populated with Aspen, Limber Pine and Douglas-Fir. It covers significant areas of winter ungulate range as well as important grizzly bear habitat. The area has been identified by biologists as one of the few wildlife crossing locations along Highway 3 in Alberta that remains viable for large carnivores.

The Initiative ultimately hopes to have some form of protection or appropriate management regime in place on approximately 30,000 acres of habitat. The current strategy is focusing on the most critical parcels of land by providing incentives to landowners to donate conservation easements. Given the pressures on the landscape, if immediate action to protect this wildlife habitat and corridor is not forthcoming it may soon become impractical from both a social and financial standpoint.

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Conservation Easements

Several conservation easements have already been donated to protect land within the corridor. To learn more about conservation easements click here.

Funding for work on protecting the corridor has been provided by:

Bryan Clake

Chris Skaley

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