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    Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan

    In 2019 the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan will be gathering and analyzing public feedback. To help with this process they have launched www.lslrfmp.comForest Management Plan (FMP) is an important process that directs timber harvesting and forest renewal activities over a ten year period. The development of The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan is a cooperative forest planning process governing 2.1 million hectares in north central Alberta including portions within Greenview boundaries.  The forest management plan will take several years to create and will govern forest harvesting and renewal from 2021-2031. Consultation will be ongoing, and feedback welcomed, until submission to the government in the fall of 2020. Once the plan is approved in 2021, it will be posted publicly on the Government of Alberta website. All currently approved forest management plans for the province can be found on the Agriculture and Forestry Forest Management Page This is a joint forest management plan between Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd., and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.. Companies are seeking input at any time through the website's Contact Information section. Open Houses will be scheduled in the future and will be posted to the website.

    Clubroot Information Sessions

    Greenview will be hosting two Clubroot Information Sessions.  The first one will be January 23, 2018 from 1pm-4pm  at the DeBolt Centre and the second one will be January 23, 2018 from 7pm-10pm at the Valleyview Memorial Hall. For more information, please view the poster or call 780-524-7621.

    Two Day Wolf Seminar: Think Like a Wolf

    Registration Sponsorship – Alberta Beef Industry Conference

    Greenview is sponsoring two individuals to attend the Alberta Beef Industry Conference 2018!  To view the eligibility requirements, please click on the poster below.  If you would like to submit a form, please print the form, fill it out and return it to the Agriculture Services Department by January 23, 2018.  We look forward to your submissions! Eligibility Requirements and Submission Form

    WORKPLACE LEGISLATION FOR FARMS – Frequently Asked Questions

    Winter Ungulate Depredation

    Seeking Committee Members

    Greenview is seeking members for the following three committees:

    • Agriculture Appeal Committee
    • Cemetery Committee for Grovedale
    • Cemetery Committee for New Fish Creek
    If you are interested in joining one of the above please fill out and return the Board & Committee Application Form.

    Prairie Shelterbelt Program

    Are you interested in a shelterbelt or would like more information on them?  Follow the link below! http://www.prairieshelterbeltprogram.ca/ 

    Clubroot in the Peace Region – Information Update

    Clubroot Disease of Canola—Information Update Clubroot Infection and Spread

    Recently, confirmation of clubroot symptoms were found in multiple fields in Big Lakes County and M.D of Greenview in commercial canola fields. What this means is that growers within the MD of Greenview need to be vigilant with their scouting program and have in place a management strategy for this disease. Effectively managing any plant disease requires an understanding of how it survives within fields and the conditions that allow the population to increase and spread.  For more information on this topic, please click on the link provided.  Additional questions can be forwarded to Quentin Bochar, Manager Agriculture Services at 780-524-7615. Clubroot Information Update Document

    Tansy Island Clean Up 2017

    On Monday Greenview partnered with several groups of volunteers to respond to an overgrowth of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. The first Common Tansy Clean Up took place in 2016 and some of the groups involved participated in last year’s tansy control project at the same location. The Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are returning volunteers. This year Greenview also welcomed the Alberta Invasive Species Council which joined in the efforts. Greenview Agricultural Services became aware of the Common Tansy problem on the Smoky River during a routine inspection in 2015. Last year’s work was postponed to late summer due to changing water levels and Greenview targeted an earlier start date in 2017 to reach the plants before they begin to seed. Common Tansy can spread by seed, regrow from existing roots and is rhizomatous; meaning it can grow from separated flowering stems. With the overgrowth located along the water, the tansy is being controlled through manual labour by digging out the plants one by one and burning them to minimize opportunity for it to re-establish next year. Due to Common Tansy’s invasive nature and tendency for seeds to spread with spring runoff, this plant has the potential to infest and out-compete native vegetation anywhere downstream. Watersheds that could potentially be impacted include the Peace River, Slave River, Great Slave Lake and beyond.  By being proactive now, Greenview hopes to save large areas of native vegetation along the water’s edge. This method of controlling Common Tansy and other invasive species is a labour intensive process which relies on the help of the community.  Reeve Dale Gervais acknowledged the importance of the volunteers: “We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy, Canadian Natural and the Alberta Invasive Species Council for being part of the Common Tansy control project. A project of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated work of many people and we are so pleased that these community focused organizations and businesses were able to join us again this year.” Along with the control efforts, Greenview’s goal is to bring awareness that Common Tansy is spreading along the Smoky River between municipalities in our region. It's anticipated that the Common Tansy problem will need to be addressed over multiple growing seasons but with increased awareness of the plant and its potential harmful effects, Greenview looks forward to moving control efforts to the source of the infestation in years to come.