Pipestone Creek Habitat Bank

This agreement is the result of on-going discussions and cooperation between West Souris River Conservation District (WSRCD), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch. It specifically relates to exclusion of cattle along Pipestone Creek by means of fencing and off-site watering. Under the draft DFO Manitoba Drainage (watershed) Guidelines, this reach of Pipestone Creek is considered a Class A watercourse with numerous sport species including Northern pike, Yellow perch, and some Walleye. This site is less than 3km from Pipestone Creeks's confluence with Oak Lake. The habitat in the vicinity is considered high quality for spawning of certain species (pike) and possibly rearing. Land use in the area that affects the creek is mostly agriculture (cattle).

Bank Statistics

Date Established: 2008 Status: Active Bank Size: 2.9000 hectares
Country: Canada State/Province: Manitoba Other Location:
Species/Habitat types:

fish habitat (riparian)

Credits Awarded: Credits Sold:
Program in which the bank operates: No Associated Program
Bank Contact Information:
Bank Regulator Information:

Darryl Chudobiak, +1 (204) 622-4071, chudobiakd@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Data Source:

DFO, Agreement for Habitat Banking Credits for Pipestone Creek Riparian Fencing at 19-8-25, Rural Municipality of Sifton, Manitoba, 2006.

Last Updated: June 16, 2010