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Category Archives: Regional News

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

OWC and The Castle-Input Based on Consensus

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council There has been a lot of talk going around lately … talk about the Castle Parks. Some are thrilled about the Draft Castle Parks Management Plan others, not so much. So what about the Oldman Watershed Council? Where does the OWC “stand”? In an effort to be open and transparent, we have includedContinue Reading

Northern Leopard Frog Project

FROM: Waterton Biosphere Reserve The Waterton Biosphere Reserve (WBR) is excited to share with you a NEW PROJECT aimed at northern leopard frog conservation and awareness.   Beginning in April 2017 the WBR invites you to share your northern leopard frog stories and observations with us (both past and present) so we can help identifyContinue Reading

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