Today’s guest post is from the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society, also known as “Cows and Fish“. It is a non-profit society striving to foster a better understanding of how improvements in grazing and other management of riparian areas can enhance landscape health and productivity, for the benefit of landowners, agricultural producers, communities and others who use and value riparian areas. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to come see us at Aggie Days TODAY and TOMORROW for FREE at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park! We are open from 10am  – 4pm!

The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society (more commonly known as Cows and Fish) brings to Aggie Days a fun, interactive, and sometimes crazy game show that creates a ruckus in the riparian area! Cows, Fish, Cattledogs & Kids! educates children and family audiences on the importance of healthy riparian areas, the green zones of water-loving vegetation next to streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. The game focuses on the links between healthy riparian areas and healthy and productive fish, wildlife, vegetation, water, cattle and the landscape or environment as a whole. Participants are divided into two teams and “moooove” their cow game pieces along the riparian zone after correctly answering a question posed by the game host in one of the following categories: vegetation, fish, wildlife, water, mother nature and cattle. The winner is the first team that reaches the “ranch”. Amandas Twins KPearson

Cows and Fish is working with landowners and their communities to foster a better understanding of how riparian areas function and how we can manage those areas to improve or maintain their health. The program is a partnership that includes both non-government and government partners. It involves producers, conservation organisations, and agricultural agencies. Funding is provided by that same diverse spectrum, primarily through grants. Initial and formal partnerships for Cows and Fish include Alberta Beef Producers and Trout Unlimited Canada. KCountry, AB, Headwall Lakes