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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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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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