Calgary, AB – The Waldron Grazing Cooperative Ltd. of Stavely, AB is the recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) for 2010. The Waldron, a 54,480 acre operation with a 10,000 head grazing capacity, received the award in recognition of management practices that ensure a sustainable resource for future generations.
Located mainly in the Foothills Montane Sub Region and encompassing a large area of the Oldman River Watershed, the Waldron’s innovative stewardship practices focus on riparian management, watering systems, controlling invasive species, rangeland health and wildlife management.
Management practices like encouraging the delayed entry of livestock in the spring to strengthen the Waldron’s grasses to ensure a sustainable resource, gained the Waldron much admiration. The award was announced today at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Environmental Stewardship Award Luncheon held during Beef 2010, the International Livestock Convention in Calgary.