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Category Archives: Regional News

Grassy Mountain Notice of Application

FROM: Alberta Energy Regulators To review the project and information on how to respond, visit the Alberta Energy Regulator’s page here. Reading

Post-Waterton: Fire & Trees

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Last week was a very important week for forestry in Alberta and Canada. First, it was National Forest Week, a time to celebrate the many benefits of forests for our environment, lifestyles, and economy. Second, the Alberta Forest Products Association celebrated our 75th Anniversary. We also celebrated the fact that ourContinue Reading

Southern Alberta – Are We “Smart Enough”?!

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council This is a guest blogpost by Ryan Carriere, Parks Planning Manager of the City of Lethbridge – Infrastructure Services.  – In it, he talks about a different way of imagining communities in order to reduce carbon emissions – whether it’s how to get around, whether to have lawns – and howContinue Reading

Connect with nature with a walk through the Ancient Cottonwood Trail

FROM: Nature Conservancy of Canada Take a virtual tour of the Ancient Cottonwood Trail near Fernie, British Columbia, and discover 400-year-old black cottonwood trees.   To watch the tour, click here. Reading

Pure Clean Water: Biomonitoring In The Flathead

FROM: Wildsight A few weeks ago, I spent a few hot days in the Flathead Valley, often in the cold, clear waters of the tributaries of the Flathead River. The whole Flathead, which is the largest unsettled valley in Southern Canada, is recognized by scientists around the world for its pristine water quality. Wildsight, alongContinue Reading

Selenium: Teck’s $1.4M fine is just the beggining

FROM: Wildsight   On Oct. 5, Teck pleaded guilty and was fined $1.4M under the Fisheries Act for releasing pollution from their Line Creek water treatment facility in 2014. The three releases of contaminated water killed at least 74 bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout.   To read more, click here. Reading

You Can Do Citizen Science

From: Oldman Watershed Council Volunteer with Trout Unlimited and learn to do important citizen science! Help us with rock snot!!! >>>WHAT??? Dangerous invader or mysterious native species? Click here for some info on didymo. A few years ago, Alberta witnessed the spread of so-called rock snot, a gooey river-bottom algae, setting off alarm bells among anglersContinue Reading

Deadstock Removal Program continues in the Waterton Biosphere Reserve

FROM: Andrea Morehouse, Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association and Pincher Creek Voice Southwest Alberta is ranch country, and many people in this corner of the province make their living from raising cattle. The unfortunate reality is that when you have livestock, you have deadstock. Natural losses of livestock are unavoidable. In the “old days” carcasses wereContinue Reading

Staking Out the Backcountry

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Thank goodness it’s Friday! You’ve hitched up the trailer, packed your groceries, loaded your gear, and finally rounded up the kids. You set out to your favourite weekend destination, your own slice of paradise in the backcountry. After a long trek along bumpy roads (with the kids alternating between watching forContinue Reading

Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation Program

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks I am happy to say that the construction in Lost Creek and Goat Creek went very well. The trail is open for allowable uses; keep in mind that the OHV ban is still in place as the fire hazard remains high.   We are starting construction on the McGillivray CreekContinue Reading

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