Little Saskatchewan River Conservation DistrictBy admin
LSRCD was established in 1999. The District covers approximately 4,200 km2 (420,000 ha) and is located in southwestern Manitoba. The District encompasses the majority of the Little Saskatchewan River watershed and a portion of the Arrow-Oak River watershed, which are both part of the larger Assiniboine River Basin. Unique features of our watersheds include the prairie pothole landscape, significant slopes, steep valley walls, and an abundance of wildlife. Programs available address the priorities in the Little Saskatchewan River and Arrow-Oak River Integrated Watershed Management Plans. The priorities are surface water quality, safe drinking water, managing surface water while minimizing impacts, groundwater quality and quantity, and natural areas. Significant emphasis is placed on educational initiatives to all residents of the District through information days, tours, providing resources to our municipal partners and local libraries, school activities, and camp programs. The District successfully coordinated the preparation of the Little Saskatchewan River Integrated Watershed Management Plan. The plan was endorsed by the Minister of Water Stewardship in July 2011. Jointly with the Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District, the District prepared an integrated watershed management plan for the Arrow River and Oak River watershed. The plan was endorsed by the Minister of Water Stewardship in June 2011.
Within our watersheds, you can experience and/or learn about nature by travelling down one of the many trails, fishing and boating on the rivers and lakes, or camping at any one of the publicly or privately owned campgrounds.