Supporting rural land stewardship

The Oldman watershed includes some of the most productive farm and ranchland in the world. The OWC is proud of its reputation as being a "hands-on" organization and we work on the land, directly with our rural stakeholders.  

Our Watershed Legacy Program (WLP) provides the tools necessary for watershed stewardship groups (WSGs) and landowner cooperatives to take the next steps toward sustainable management of their land. By coordinating efforts throughout the basin, the WLP aims to conserve and enhance our natural resources and the rural way of life.


Why Should YOU Care?

Agriculture is 80% of what we do in Southern Alberta. So, taking care of farmers and ranchers is literally everybody’s business. Landowners have been protecting the water, the wildlife and the land for generations. A legacy of conservation has been built, and Albertans want to see it continue. The Watershed Legacy Program provides the resources for landowners to continue the tradition of stewardship - but we need your help!

      E  verybody loves dinner! It starts with clean, clear, plentiful water and hard-working farmers.                                                                                                                                               Drawing: Anna Garleff                                                                                                                                                                    Colorist: Jayme Javier                                                                                                

    Everybody loves dinner! It starts with clean, clear, plentiful water and hard-working farmers.  
                                                       Drawing: Anna Garleff
                                                                                                                                                                   Colorist: Jayme Javier

The WLP relies exclusively on donations, grants and sponsorships.

Please make a donation. Landowners are ready to take more effective stewardship action, and public environmental consciousness is at its peak. By supporting on-the-ground projects, you will be able to see where your money is going. You can choose which project to support.

With strong partnerships and financial resources,
we can achieve long term health in our watershed.

For more information on the WLP Program contact:

Taren Hager, Watershed Legacy Program Manager

Email: taren@oldmanwatershed.ca

Phone: (403) 849-1346