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Welcome to the Alberta Trail Riding Association web site. ATRA is a non-profit organization actively involved in preserving the natural environment for future generations' enjoyment of equestrian activities such as driving and riding.
ATRA meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month, excluding summer and December. Please come and check us out!
Meeting location (unless otherwise specified): Kirk United Church - 13535 - 122ave, Edmonton.
Next Meeting: April 17, 2014
Guest Speaker: Glynnis Hood - Thinking Like a Beaver to Keep Trails Dry
Glynnis A. Hood is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science with the University of Alberta Augustana, Camrose, Alberta.
Although they are often considered a pest species, beavers have a remarkable ability to counter the effects of extreme drought, enhance shoreline habitats, and provide a refuge for many wild and domestic species. This ability to manipulate water at landscape scales can also lead to conflicts which require creative solutions. An ongoing research project partly funded by ATRA has found that alternative management methods are providing a cost-effective means to control flooding by beavers, while still allowing both the wetlands and the beavers to remain without further damage to to valuable human assets. More details in the April Newsletter.
2014 Cancer Ride - Saturday, May 10th
Click Here for the 2014 Rider Package
Summer Rides 2014 Announced!
Please see the April Newsletter for information
A schedule of
activities for 2014 is on the "Events" page.