The Agriculture Fieldman/Watershed Coordinator carries out a dual function: overseeing the M.D.'s agriculture support programs, and administering the M.D.'s watershed protection initiatives. In the agriculture support programs, the M.D. has such services as weed inspections and control, problem wildlife control, agriculture education, and soil/water conservation practices. In the watershed protection area, the Fieldman/Coordinator promotes erosion control, riparian areas protection, and safe farming practices alongside water courses.
Our office is located at:
No. 2 Heart Mountain Drive
Exshaw AB, T0L 2C0
Tel: (403) 673-3611
Fax: (403) 673-3895
Calgary Direct: (403) 233-7678
Weed Control and Herbicides
Worried about the safety of the herbicides used in the MD? Agricultural Fieldman, Dwight Tannas advises, “We only utilize herbicides that are Health Canada approved and safe for your kids and critters to be exposed to.”
Still have questions? Take a look at this Health Canada link:
|The Green Acreages Guide – Stewardship for Small Acreages|
This newly published guide has been developed as a starting point that brings together information on many topics of concern for new or existing acreage owners. The 168 page guide includes twenty well-written, easily readable chapters discussing topics such as: Life in Rural Alberta, Water, Property Evaluation, Waste Management, etc. Chapters include Checklists to go through, and conclude by listing Further Resource links to websites offering more information. Appropriate property management can help protect your investment as a property owner. Working with the environment, managing your property well, keeps your property attractive and appealing to future buyers. It also saves you time and money.
A copy of the guide is available for you to look through at the M.D. of Bighorn office in Exshaw. Our helpful Agricultural Services and Planning staff can be of assistance in helping you through some of the informative chapters. Situations not thought of, or questions asked may prove to be of great value to you the acreage purchaser or owner.
If you decide to purchase a guide, forms are available at M.D. of Bighorn or from the Land Stewardship Centre. Learn more at www.landstewardship.org. Price of the guide is $29.95 plus GST.
Jumpingpound State of the Watershed (pdf)
Alberta Invasive Plant Council (pdf)