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Runoff, Drainage & Erosion Project
A Climate Action Initiative
Managed by Peace Agricultural Adaptation Working Group
Lead Contractors: Julie Robinson, Matthias Loeseken & Sandra Burton

Factsheet #1: Runoff, Drainage & Erosion Project
This factsheet is an overview of the project. It has a great map showing the 29 watersheds in our region.
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Factsheet #2: Erosion Risk Mapping
This factsheet describes how map & image processing tools can be used to access erosion risk on a watershed basis.
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Factsheet #3: Conversations About Runoff, Drainage & Erosion
This factsheet helps us understand the erosion processes by linking the RUSLE to the soil landscape.
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Factsheet #4: Soil, Water & Residue Management Tools
This factsheet describes the management tools that a farmer or rancher can use to decrease runoff, drainage and erosion problems on their land.
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Forage Facts from R & D Projects

#122 Interseeding with Vredo 101
Sharing what has been learned in first years of interseeding project

#121 Plants Solve Soil Quality Crimes
A soil quality case study in Montney area with Shellie English

#120 Soil Quality Study
A summary of soil quality study 2015 to 2020 with 17 cooperators

#119 Up Your Grazing Game
A glimpse of some impressive farm innovations near Syphon Creek

#118 Grazing Improvements: Starting from Scratch
How approach & grazing management improves productivity

#117 Innovation & Farm Decision Making
A people first & last approach to understanding farm decsion making

#116 Bale Grazing Improves Your Pastures
A summary of 2 demonstration plots where soil health was imrpoved

#115 Improving Your Manure
Turn your manure piles before spreading for 4 key benefits

#114 M&Ms of Controlling Alsike Clover
An approach to identifying & controlling alsike clover in pastures

#113 Are You Happy With Your Forage Stand?
A quick field method for comparing plant counts & densities

#112 Estimating Forage Yields Yourself
Using the hula hoop method to estimate forage yield is quick & easy

#111 How Photogenic is Your Forage?
A photo reference point procedure is described to monitor fields

#110 Locating Field Benchmarks for Monitoring
Well placed benchmarks provide insights & year to year comparisons

#109 Brix values & forage: practical uses & limitations
A handy Brix field test provides comparative values but has limits

#108 Using Livestock for Weed Management
A 7-day schedule to get started is provided

#107 Soil Water & Resiliency
Discussing the importance of soil water & AWHC

#106 Soil Quality for Resiliency
Results from soil quality comparisons from 13 pairs of sites

#105 Birdsfoot Trefoil The Pasture Legume
Sharing both producer & plot experiences with birdsfoot trefoil

#104 Nutritional Value of Thistle
Results from nutritional analysis of Canada thistle are shared

#103 Using Livestock as Weed Managers
In a pilot project livestock are taught to eat Canada thistle

#102 Marvelous Microbes + Manure Make Money
Turning manure piles increases the value of the soil ammendment

#101 What's All the Fuss? Cocktail Cover Crops
Cocktail cover crop produced a nutrient rich feed late in the season

#100 Celebrating A Hundred Forage Facts
Over 100 forage factsheets have been circulated over 16 years

#99 Managing On Farm Nutrients To Rejuvenate Hayland
Using feeding, grazing & nutrient managment to revitalize hayfields

#98 Fertilizer Placement, Variable Rates & Nitrogen Losses
Reducing nitrogen losses through fertilizer placement & variable rate

#97 Legumes for Resiliency & Non Bloating
Special adaptations of birdsfoot trefoil, sainfoin & cicer milkvetch

#96 Soil Quality Field Kit Part II
The interactions among chemical, physical & biological properties

#95 Soil Quality Field Kit Part I
Soil properties that can be measured with the kit & importance

#94 Revegetation Project: More Lessons Learned
Plant stage, vigour, seed mixes, fertilizer response, species

#93 2012 Reveg AllStars? Keepers or Traders in 2014
Compiling 3 years of species performance data

#92 Spring Verses Fall Seeding
Sharing results from fall seeding demoes & recommendations

#91 Understanding Legal Land Locations
Details of the Dominion Land Survey system used in Peace

#90 Resources for Better Seeding Decisions
References & website tools to assist in seeding decisions

#89 Healthy Start for Drought Resistant Forages
The role of phosphorus and potassium in a strong start for forages

#88 3D Fences Spreading Across the Land
Experiences with 3D fences from regions outside the Peace Region

#87 Luring Wildlife to Your Fence
Selection of lures to improve the first interactions with electric fence

#86 Responding Quickly to Wildlife Pressure
Fence designs built mid winter in response to wildlife pressure

#85 Wildlife Fence Behaviour
A description of how ungulate wildlife interact with fences

#84 Chamomile Conundrum
Preliminary results controlling scentless chamomile in forage fields

#83 Beef Nutrition
A refresher on what to look at & how much in terms of beef nutrition

#82 Re-vegetating Berms & Additional Lessons
Lessons about natural regeneration & landscaping berms

#81 Re-vegetating Berms & Fertilizer
Fertilization demos show improved success of re-vegetation

#80 Re-vegetating Berms & Cover Crops
Preliminary results with fall rye as a cover crop to establish forages

 #79 Why Do We Care About Seed Quality?
Seed quality indicators, seed analysis, noxious weeds

#78 How Important is Timing of Seeding
Comparing fall verses spring seeding of various forages

#77 Emerging Re-vegetation Superstars
Germination and emergence data from Year 1 of the project

#76 Are you Grounded?
Comparing an earth return ground system with hot/cold grounding

#75 Re-vegetation of Oil & Gas Disturbance

Overview of methodology and monitoring in the re-vegetation project

#74 Creeping Red Fescue and Reed Canarygrass
Re-vegetation series of forages for berms, roadways & pipelines

#73 Slender and Crested Wheatgrasses
Re-vegetation series of forages for berms, roadways & pipelines

#72 Alfalfa and Creamy Peavine
Re-vegetation series of forages for berms, roadways & pipelines

#71 Timothy and Hybrid Bromegrass
Re-vegetation series of forages for roadways & pipelines

#70 Meadow and Smooth Bromegrasses
Re-vegetation series of forages for berms, roadways & pipelines