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Species at Risk

The Redstreak Restoration Project

How can I help?

One of the main objectives of ecosystem restoration is to increase the amount of habitat available various plant and animal species that depend on grasslands. Therefore, it is important to use these areas in a responsible manner to avoid reducing the impacts we may have on the effectiveness of these restored habitat areas.

Visitors


  • Read and obey all trail/road signs and closures;
  • Stay on designated trails, routes or roads to avoid soil disturbance and the spread of non-native invasive species;
  • Travel in small groups;
  • Leave rocks, fossils, plants, and other natural or archaeological objects as you find them. Take home memories and photographs instead;
  • Do not scare, pursue, or harass wildlife;
  • Keep your distance from wild animals. Learn the signals they use to tell you that you are too close. Maintain a distance that is comfortable for them;
  • Pets such as dogs may cause stress for wild animals. Owners should avoid bringing them into the restoration area when possible.

Mountain Bikers

Learn how to minimize damage to trails, soil and vegetation by riding responsibly and using proper riding techniques:

  • Control your bicycle at all times; your speed and the way you ride influences trail management decisions and policies;
  • Avoid skidding and sliding, which can occur by breaking harder than necessary;
  • Stay on existing trails and avoid cutting switchbacks;
  • Learn how to recognize different types of soils. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage. Stay off trails during wet and muddy conditions as tire ruts will become pathways for water erosion;
  • If you find yourself on a wet trail section, stay on the existing trail and avoid creating a new one. Wade Don’t Braid: get wet, ride through the puddle. Riding around puddles widens trails and leads to erosion.

Ram group feeding in restoration area.
Sheep response to the restoration seems to be positive.
© Parks Canada / A. Dibb / 2006

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