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!

June 2017 Issue of Stream Tender Magazine

New Issue of Magazine I just recently uploaded the June issue of Stream Tender Magazine. Hopefully, you will check this publication out for the latest news and updates. The magazine is formatted to be viewed on a computer screen, so … Continue reading

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Spring Riparian Plantings Moving Along

Student Planting Event On May 25th, a group of CW Perry Middle School students showed up on a planting site on Nose Creek, in the City of Airdrie. The teacher, Mike Dow, had contacted me earlier in the year about … Continue reading

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Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program 2017 – May 21st Update

2017 Program Underway The 2017 BVRR&E Program is well underway, with good numbers of native willows and trees in the ground so far. The planting program started in the first week of May and conditions for planting have been really … Continue reading

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Great News for Bighill Creek Trout Fishery

Upper Spring Creek Brook Trout Hatch a Success One of the most important spawning tributaries to the Bighill Creek is located further up the system. Its location makes it a very important spawning habitat for recruiting new generations of trout … Continue reading

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2017 Riparian Planting Program – Ready To Go

Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program 2017 This past week, the frost has finally left the stream banks and we are ready to go with the 2017 riparian planting program. This year will see a planting of over 8,000 … Continue reading

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West Nose Creek Inspection

Past Willow Plantings Showing Along Stream Banks This past week, I visited a few planting sites along the West Nose Creek, in the City of Calgary. It was nice to see native willow plants from the “Bow Valley Riparian Recovery … Continue reading

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Great Trout Hatch on Ranch House Spring Creek 2017

This Year’s Trout Fry Emergence on RHS Creek Has Started After a lot of volunteer time spent prior to the 2016 fall spawn on Ranch House Spring Creek, the reward of witnessing a successful emergence of new brook trout for … Continue reading

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Sweeping Bow River Regulation Changes Have Local Impacts

As of 2017, the entire Bow River sport fishery is open all year with a zero harvest limit. This should make a lot of fly fishers very happy, but there are certain consequences that will impact some tributaries to the … Continue reading

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March Update – Trout Hatch-lings Doing Well

On March 1st. I visited the Millennium Creek spawning channel to see how the new batch of brook trout hatch-lings were doing. The trout started to emerge from the spawning beds in the last week of January this year and … Continue reading

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2017 Brook Trout Hatch on Millennium Creek

New Generation of Trout for Millennium Creek It was nice to see the first batch of brook trout fry on Millennium Creek this January. The small trout had just recently emerged from the spawning gravel and they were already taking … Continue reading

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