Above: Perry McCormick discusses Pheasants Forever and Save the Edges at the well-attended Ag Services Board Conference.
Pheasants Forever Canada introduced our Save the Edges campaign at the South Regional Agricultural Service Board Conference in 2022.
All of southern Alberta’s counties and municipalities, encompassing the landscapes where our initiative is focussed, were represented by their respective Reeves and Agricultural Fieldmen.
We presented a 30-minute PowerPoint describing the natural and social benefits that intact roadside ditches and undeveloped right of ways provide. We emphasized that, in the face of continued and expanding land use change resulting from green energy infrastructure development, irrigation canal rehabilitation, and increasing pressure on native grass, that these strips of public land are increasingly critical to maintaining biodiversity.
As many conference attendees are influencers in their respective communities, Pheasants Forever Canada is confident we helped instill a new perspective within this important constituency.