Our Land Stewardship Initiatives



  • Retain high water levels in Siwash Lake and its surrounding wetlands with dam structures - project already completed with Duck’s Unlimited –  to help maintain high water levels and enhance the riparian areas of our wetlands for habitat. 
  • Retain temporary wetlands and small spring ponds to provide important early spring breeding habitat for wildlife. 
  • Protect vegetative buffers adjacent to riparian areas. 
  • Maintain riparian vegetation (trees, shrubs and forages) with movable solar powered electric fencing or permanent fencing to provide breeding, feeding, nesting, travel corridors and cover for bird species and wildlife.
  • Maintain nesting boxes that are positioned around the lake. 
  • Position winter feeding of livestock to minimize manure run-off. 
  • Delay grazing of grassed waterways and other wet areas and buffer zones until mid-July when bird nesting is usually near completion. 
  • Monitor species counts and water levels as indicators to the health of our wetlands. 
  • Decrease or eliminate pasture irrigation during low water years and in periods of drought. 
  • Monitor for invasive plant species 
  • Use solar powered aeration on the lake to help maintain/increase oxygen levels and thereby enhance habitat for aquatic life. 
  • Monitor for any new threats (i.e. clear cut logging or mining reconnaissance, poaching, unattended campfires, lightening strikes). 
  • Involve our guests in this program by providing education and by encouraging them to physically participate in our land stewardship projects through structured activities included in their itineraries. 
  • Consult with First Nations, Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, our neighbours, the community in general and the overlapping land tenure holders to mitigate any environmental impacts or conflicts of use that we or they may have upon the land surrounding the ranch.