The Alberta Environment and Parks department is reviewing more than 1,000 Water Act applications in the South Saskatchewan River region, according to government spokesperson Matt Dykstra. | File photo

Water review alarms ranchers

Sixteen years is a long time in which to resolve a licence application, even by government standards. But it was the government, specifically Alberta Environment and Parks, that told southern Alberta rancher Aaron Brower in late December that water licence applications filed by Brower Ranching Co. Ltd. in 2001 were now being reviewed and at […] Read more

Off-site, solar powered watering systems allow cattle producers to provide better quality water while conserving  riparian areas.  |  File photo

Remote watering systems grow in popularity

Off-grid solar operated water systems are coming down the pipe for a growing number of cattle producers. It’s a win-win on several fronts, say experts. “It’s another tool farmers and ranchers can use to help them look after the environment while improving their bottom line,” said Ken Lewis, conservation co-ordinator for Red Deer County in […] Read more