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2019 Trout Hatch and More

New Batch of Brook Trout For BH Creek I have visited some of our local spawning habitats recently, and it is good to see some new trout fry that have hatched this year. Spotting another year’s hatch of small brook … Continue reading

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A New Addition for 2019 – The Journal

There is a new link on the cover page of this blog site, it is to access the Journal. The new website is closely related to Stream Tender Magazine and the Bow Valley Habitat Development website. All of these can … Continue reading

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Open Water Flows Late Into Season

Bighill Creek Still Free of Ice in Spots This year, the Bighill Creek is still open and flowing in some spots, this late into December. I suspect that the early snow which helped recharge the ground water table in September, … Continue reading

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Why Riparian Planting Is A Good Approach For Creating Habitat

A Reminder of Why We Are Planting The 2019 ” Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program is now in the works. More riparian planting will add to the existing five years of planting that has already been completed. To … Continue reading

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Brown and Brook Trout Spawning – Caps End of Season

Trout Lay Eggs In Gravel Beds Except for Millennium Creek, the overall spawning season on Bighill Creek was pretty poor, in comparison to the last 10 or so years. But we will take what we can get these days, for … Continue reading

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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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