What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land where all of the water that drains off of it goes to the same place and everything within the watershed is connected. In Alberta, watersheds are vast areas that are vitally important to our way of life and are oriented around the major rivers and lakes. 

Each watershed is comprised of smaller areas referred to as sub-watersheds that are important at the local level for stewardship and watershed health. 

Watershed Organizations within the County:

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)       https://www.nswa.ab.ca/

Vermilion River Watershed Alliance (VRWA)                https://vrwa.ca/

Battle River Watershed Alliance (BRWA)                      https://www.battleriverwatershed.ca/

Beaver County is also part of the Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve Association (http://www.beaverhills.ca/about/introducing-beaver-hills-biosphere-reserve-association). On March 19, 2016, the Beaver Hills was designated as a Biosphere by UNESCO which provides global recognition of the contributing communities' commitment to conservation and sustainable development in this unique region.