Author Archives: Guy Woods

About Guy Woods

I am Director of Bow Valley Habitat Development, based in the Town of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. I love to fly fish and it is this past time that prompted me to get involved in the field of riparian and fish habitat enhancement. I have been working in this pursuit for over 30 years!

Fall Precipitation – Good For Area Streams

More Fall Rain and Snow – Is Good For Streams Summer Flow! We are getting a lot of snow and rain this fall. It all started early in September this year and now the precipitation continues into the middle of … Continue reading

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Cold September – Pretty Fall Vistas

Cold With Lots of Moisture For Our Local Trout Streams Someone told me that if you get a lot of rain and snow in the fall, the streams will flow good in the following open water season. I guess this … Continue reading

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Planted Stream Bank Stabilization Sites 2018

Native Willows Take Hold It is nice to have some old photos showing what some eroding stream banks looked like, before we planted them with native willows and trees. Fortunately, years later, you can take new photos of the same … Continue reading

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Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program Update 2018

August Program Update: So far this season, we have been lucky enough to get rain when we needed it, throughout the summer months. This year’s plantings are doing very good and I think our survival rates will be good by … Continue reading

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Another Rainbow Trout Hatch Last Year

Another New Generation of Rainbow Trout Spotted on the Bow River On some mornings I will walk down to the Bow River, very early in the new day, and watch the river for a while. If my timing is good, … Continue reading

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Great Growing Season – So Far!

Willows Growing Fast I have visited all of the 2018 planting sites to inspect our 2018 crop of 9,700 native willows and trees. The new plants that have been planted along the three area streams are doing great. It has … Continue reading

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Brown Trout Moving Up West Nose Creek

2018 Angling Survey Report – West Nose Creek, Calgary Part of my work on West Nose Creek includes conducting angling surveys to monitor trout migration upstream, over time. I am very pleased to report that recently I captured and released … Continue reading

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Willow Plants Are Now Providing Fish Habitat

More Fish Habitat on Local Streams The native willows and trees that were first planted as part of the “Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program” are now large enough to make a significant difference as fish habitat. They were … Continue reading

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2018 Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program Completed

Last Planting of the Season On June 5th, the ATCO group of volunteers completed the final riparian planting of the season on West Nose Creek, in the City of Calgary. A team of nine ATCO volunteers and one BVHD volunteer … Continue reading

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2018 Riparian Planting Season is Well Underway

Volunteers Dig In This past month has been a busy one for both volunteer planting and other spring stream activities. Recently, volunteers from CW Perry Middle School and Friends of Nose Creek all chipped in to help plant hundreds of … Continue reading

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