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Habitat Enhancement Program may benefit those with livestock – Deadline October 31!

Livestock, if allowed access to a watercourse or wetland, have a detrimental effect on water quality. They destroy vegetation on the banks and shorelines, leaving them susceptible to erosion. Soil is physically “tramped” down into the watercourse bottom, interfering with proper flow and increasing sediment load to the watercourse. Water quality is adversely affected by increased bacterial load due to defecation from livestock being in the watercourse.
Restricting livestock access to a watercourse or wetland will improve water quality for all users.
Where livestock must receive their water supply from a watercourse, install a pumping system to move water to an environmentally safe area away from the water source. Nose pumps and solar pumps may be used where hydro power is not available.
napanne beaver Sept 2013Fencing livestock out of waterways and wetlands is a logical solution to improving water quality.

We have new categories for the Habitat Enhancement Program with funding and technical support available for approved projects, see if you meet project eligibility requirements. Download a brochure.

CLICK HERE for more information on Livestock Fencing and Planting/Buffer Zones.

If you are interested in doing a habitat enhancement project, contact:

Christine Jennings – BQRAP Environmental Technician, Quinte Conservation
613-968-3434 ext 166

Natalie Rosso – BQRAP Environmental Technician, Lower Trent Conservation
613-394-3915 ext 245


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