Watershed and Land Stewardship


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: 

These Watershed Alliances aim to maintain and improve the health of the watersheds and to advocate for better land stewardship activities. For more information, please refer to the watershed alliance websites. 

Beaverhills Bioshpere 

Beaver County is also part of the Beaver Hills Biosphere. On March 19, 2016, 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. 

The Beaverhills Bipshere also advocates for land and water stewardship through collective initiatives and on-the-ground projects.