Faces of the Battle River Watershed

October 4, 2011

New PhotoVoice!

The Battle River Watershed Alliance has received funding for PhotoVoice 2012! We will be hosting the program in 3 areas- Wainwright, Stettler, and Special Areas. For more info check our website http://www.battleriverwatershed.ca/news-and-events and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

January 12, 2011

"Swan Lake Ballet"

Swans play on the thin November ice on Little Beaver Lake.
-Marilylle Soveran

A rich and diverse landscape

I consider myself to be a very fortunate Albertan because I live in an area that is a little piece of paradise. From my living room window I have an amazing view of Coal Lake. It takes me only 3 minutes to walk down to the lake where I often hike on the Waskaheagan Trail. The sense of beauty I derive from walking along the trail where I see deer, beaver, all kinds of birds, and the occasional eagle is one of the greatest motivators for me to be a good steward of the land. One of the greatest things we can do to thank nature is by taking care of it now for future generations.
-Marilyn Heggerud

November 25, 2010

Perspectives from Pigeon Lake

This video was created by Hugh and Marg Sanders, who live at Pigeon Lake.

October 28, 2010

When Stones Remember Us

"The cemetery of St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Hwy 53: we harvest what earlier generations planted. What might the next generations receive when stones remember us?"
-Alan Richards


"Shells by the shore -- a reminder to me of the many creatures that live as unseen neighbours. I'd like to learn more about creatures in the water."
-Marilylle Soveran

July 13, 2010

Connections from Saskatchewan

Connections from Saskatchewan

This is a picture of a landscape near my hometown of Turtleford, Saskatchewan. A three and a half hour drive away from Camrose, I have rarely considered the connections between here and there. These connections are, however, profound. Many of the same issues that face the Battle River watershed also face Turtleford and area. The Turtle River (more of a creek, really) flows through Turtleford before reaching the North Saskatchewan River to the south. Though the Turtle and Battle rivers are part of separate sub-basins, they are both part of a greater whole: most immediately, the North Saskatchewan River Basin. Two landscapes that I had previously viewed as vastly different and disconnected from one another are really intimately connected. This realization has taught me that all our actions have consequences that go far beyond our immediate surroundings. When it comes to water, these consequences can literally flow from community to community, province to province, and even around the world.

-Sarah Skinner

July 7, 2010

Wolf Creek Fall

Wolf Creek Fall

This picture was taken 200m from the historic C&E Trail. The deadfall is from beaver activity. Typically this area floods in the spring. The land owners keep riparian vegetation healthy and allow only temporary access for grazing and watering. They have achieved a good balance.

-Shayne Steffen

Photo by Wayne Ungstad

July 5, 2010

The Eagle

This is who I answer to.
-Wayne Ungstad