Sunday, 10 September 2017 09:13

Public donations needed to conserve property along the Raven River

Written by Michael Short
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The Alberta Conservation Association has launched a public fund raising drive to help conserve habitat along the Raven River.

Kelsey Kure with an impressive inhabitant of the Raven river

In this story I talk with a couple of folks who live in the area including Kelsey Kure who who grew up next to the Raven River. He offers his opinion on why the ACA’s efforts to conserve more land along the river is necessary.

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The Raven River, along with its tributaries, is one of the finest brown trout fisheries to be found in Alberta. It’s canopy cover and wood debris habitat provides ample hiding places for some impressive fish.

Aerial of the Drake conservation site

Pressure to develop areas along the Raven — whether for agricultural or industrial use — continue to mount. The Alberta Conservation Association is turning to the public to help raise funds to purchase what will become the Porter Conservation site, which is located next to the Drake Conservation site and would result in several kilometres of the river being protected and open up angling access.

There is little doubt that adding 155 acres will go along ways to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for all of us.

You can play a significant role in helping to secure this old growth habitat, to ensure future generations will have a chance to enjoy this diverse landscape.

Please go to http://www.ab-conservation.com/porter

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