Public Hearing: Larch Sanctuary, a portion of Whitemud Creek Ravine

Larch Sanctuary is nestled in the middle of Edmonton on the south side of 23rd Avenue. This 58 acre parcel conserves a stretch of the Whitemud creek and the only oxbow lake in Edmonton.

EALT is working collaboratively with the City of Edmonton to place a Conservation Easement (CE) on this land.

A summary of EALT’s responsibilities in the CE, demonstrates the higher level of protection and stewardship which Larch Sanctuary will then receive. EALT responsibilities include: installing signage, monitoring and maintaining the property, educating the public, and encouraging citizens to participate in conservation activities there. EALT must also report the initial status to the City, and provide annual assessment reports, including our work. We must also undertake visitor surveys, and work with the City to produce a Natural Area Management Plan, to be updated at least every 10 years.

The City is holding public hearings about the CE in the afternoon of November 7th.  To see the afternoon Agenda, click here, and to get further information on the supporting materials the council is reviewing, click on Agenda item 3.9.

When approved, Larch Sanctuary will be the 9th area to be protected and stewarded by EALT.