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!

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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Another Year of Trout on the Lower Reach

Millennium Creek’s Lower Spawning Beds This is the second year that I have spotted juvenile trout on the lower reach of Mill. Crk. The presence of the newly hatched trout confirms once again that there is a successful incubation on … Continue reading

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2018 Riparian Planting Season – Not Far Off

Still Snow in the Timber Here we are, a few days away from April, and there is still lots of snow in the timber and willow along our local streams. The fact that snow accumulates in the the willows and … Continue reading

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2018 Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program – Update

Off to a Great Start for 2018 It is now March and Bow Valley Habitat Development has already confirmed enough partnership support to plant 9,000 native willows and trees along the stream banks of our three local streams. Bighill Creek, … Continue reading

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Expecting A Good Run-off and Stream Cleaning

Lots of Snow Means High Spring Flows It is mid-February and already we have a good base of snow developing in the Bow Valley Corridor. If this continues and we have enough cold weather to maintain the snow pack until … Continue reading

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Willows and New Trout – A Good Start to the New Year

Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program 2018 The 2018 riparian planting program is off to a super good start, so far this year. We already have enough partnership support for the planting of over 7,100 native willows and trees, … Continue reading

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Getting Close to Xmas and the New Year

This morning, while plucking my computer keys, I checked the date to confirm the day and thought it is now getting close to Xmas and the New Year.¬†Wow, how time flies these days! Only a few more weeks till the … Continue reading

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December Ice Locks in Native Willow and Tree Plants

Along The Streams The ice came early this late fall, to our local small streams. One thing that did stand out this fall was that there was not as much anchor ice as there usually is on Bighill Creek. I … Continue reading

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Spawning Numbers Down on Bighill Creek

Low Summer Flows May Have Been The Reason During the hot and dry summer months the Bighill Creek ran low this year. The lack of rain kept the stream trout populations left with little habitat to retreat to, during limited … Continue reading

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