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Hot, Dry Summer – Hard on Willows and Trees

The Dry Spell is Over – Hopefully This has been a long hot and dry summer, which has been hard on both our willows and trees that we have planting in recent years. Fortunately, yesterday evening, our first rains have … Continue reading

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Primer For Willow Planting Event on West Nose Creek

The Fall 2017 Planting Event Bow Valley Habitat Development has partnered up with Evergreen Canada and HSBC to complete a fall riparian planting event on West Nose Creek. The planting will take place on Saturday, October 14th, starting at 9:00 … Continue reading

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August 2017 – Riparian Planting Report

Great Growing Season Along the Creeks This past week I visited a few planting sites on both Nose Creek, West Nose Creek and Bighill Creek to see how the plants from previous riparian plantings were doing in the dry weather. … Continue reading

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Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program – July 2017 Update

Great Growing Season – So Far. Here it is, mid-July has past and the growing season draws to an end. The good news is that our crop of native willows and trees are in great shape at this point in … Continue reading

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2017 June Riparian Planting Update

Native Plants are Growing Fast This year, we have experienced great growing conditions in our area. The ground along the stream banks has maintained good moisture since our first plantings in early May this spring. If we don’t get any … Continue reading

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Spring Riparian Planting Program Complete

June 8th, ATCO Planting on West Nose Creek On June 8th, of this spring, the final spring riparian planting was completed on West Nose Creek in the City of Calgary. A total of 12 volunteers from ATCO planted 500 native … Continue reading

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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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