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Category Archives: Regional News

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

Fish Alberta – Oldman River

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks From its rugged and remote upper reaches to its meandering path to join the South Saskatchewan River, the Oldman River watershed is known for its stunning natural beauty. To read more, click here. Reading

Bioindicators: No Backbone Required

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Q: What is a Benthic Macroinvertebrate? A: Benthic macroinvertebrates (BMIs) are little creepy crawlies found in our streams and lakes. The word benthic relates to organisms found in the beds of our rivers and lakes. A macroinvertebrate is an organism that lacks a spine but is still visible to the naked eye.Continue Reading

A Week in the Life of the Outreach Assistants

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it…! We were hired as seasonal Outreach Assistants as part of the OWC’s Engaging Recreationists project to inspire conversations in the backcountry with recreationists of all kinds, facilitate positive change and promote watershed health. This blog is an insight into our weekly routine, toContinue Reading

Video – Voices from the Land – Livingstone Range

FROM: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and Livingstone Landowners Group Ranchers and landowners from Alberta’s Livingstone Range discuss the need for better management of the province’s southern East Slopes of the Rockies. To view the video, click here. Reading

Beauvais Lake Provincial Park Speaker Series

FROM: Alberta Parks From mussel sniffing dogs, to live birds of prey, this years Beauvais Lake Speaker Series is going to be fun and interesting. On Saturday, July 1 the series begins with the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre!  Everyone is welcome to this outdoor event, scheduled every Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheatre inContinue Reading

Camping in Castle Provincial Park

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks If you’re looking for an amazing camping experience this summer, visit Alberta’s newest provincial park, Castle Provincial Park!   There are four excellent, but basic campgrounds are available at Beaver Mines Lake, Castle Bridge, Castle Falls and Lynx Creek. These have fire pits, vault toilets, garbage services and well gravelledContinue Reading

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