Sherwood Park Habitat Enhancement. Sherwood Park, AB

Project Partners: Strathcona County, Kiley Marchuk

Project Details

  • Outplantings were installed in upland riparian habitat, inundated shorelines, and novel island ecosystems
  • Wide range of stock conditions included live stakes, bare root plugs, potted stock, and native grass seed
  • 30,000 m2 of land naturalized in conventional terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and recently created island ecosystems create through geotechnical failure.
  • Multiple treatments of Liquified Compost Extract (LCE) to ameliorate low nutrient, compact soil, and increase success of early plant establishment.
  • Successful habitat enhancement through use of local (<10kms), native vegetative outplanting 
  • Slope and shoreline loss through sediment slumping was stabilized with revegetation.  A combination of soil bioengineering, and bare root outplantings, using pioneering species were installed over a 36 month establishment period
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