Current Habitat Projects

//Current Habitat Projects

2016 Legacy Island Riparian Restoration Project

Legacy Island is located along a beautiful section of the Bow River upstream of the Carseland Weir. The Government of Alberta leased this land to the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada in 2003. Part of our lease agreement is annual maintenance and protection of the habitat. On October 22, 2016 24 volunteers [...]

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Bow River Chapter Projects Summary

The Chapter has been very active over the past year, conducting education, restoration, and research projects throughout the region. Most projects are planned and executed through a Projects Committee, which was formed partway through 2015 and has proven to be a very effective way of identifying, prioritizing, and executing both small and larger projects. The [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Current Habitat Projects|Comments Off on Bow River Chapter Projects Summary

Catch and Release Angling Education Program

BRC is launching an angling techniques and fish handling initiative aimed at reducing catch and release fish mortalities. With very warm water temperatures in summer 2015, this issue came into the forefront but even when water temperatures are within safe limits, it is important for anglers to ensure they are taking measures to prevent accidental [...]

By | October 11th, 2015|Current Habitat Projects|Comments Off on Catch and Release Angling Education Program

Bow River Brown Trout Redd Surveys

Redd's are the gravel nests that brown trout, like other trout, make and then spawn on top of. Brown trout spawn in these redds in the fall and then the eggs incubate until the spring when they hatch. Redd sites are extremely sensitive areas and redd surveys allow for the observation and enumeration of redds [...]

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Cottonwoods Tree Wrapping & River Clean-Up

2015 BOW RIVER CHAPTER TREE-WRAP & RIVER CLEAN UP Over the course of 2 weekend volunteers from Bow River Chapter & the Angling OutfittersAssociation of Alberta wrapped in excess of 200 cottonwoods with stucco wire on Burnco Gravel Pit, Legacy Island and a number of surrounding properties.  Wrapping mature trees such as the Cottonwoods along the Bow River [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Current Habitat Projects|Comments Off on Cottonwoods Tree Wrapping & River Clean-Up

Mallard Point Habitat Enhancement Project

Mallard Point is located at the north end of Calgary’s Fish Creek Provincial Park. A side forms the southern border with Poplar Island. In 1995 Trout TUC initiated a project to allow flow into the side channel by removing depositional materials that had accumulated in the mouth over time. The June 2013 flood resulted in significant [...]

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Legacy Island Project

2003 saw an agreement completed between the Province of Alberta and the Bow River Chapter of TUC to protect Janzen’s Island as an important natural habitat. The island is located on the Bow River, south of Carsland. The Bow River Chapter is proud to be guardians of the property and to protect the ec osystem [...]

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