Thursday, June 30, 2016

Low river flows prompt advisory for Alberta anglers


Low river flows prompt advisory for Alberta anglers

Respect the Land in Alberta writes: "Significantly low flows, coupled with consistent high temperatures, have created an increased risk to fish populations in some areas - anglers asked to use caution."

Read more here: http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm…

Public lands enforcement continues over Canada Day long weekend

(Photo Credit: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development)

Public lands enforcement continues over Canada Day long weekend

There have been more than 1,200 charges and warnings issued since May 1 for various violations under provincial legislation, including the Public Lands Act.

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers will be working across the province this weekend to protect the landscape. We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy their time off, but please ensure you follow the rules if camping or off-roading on public lands.

Call the 24-hour Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800 if you see someone:

- driving a vehicle in the bed or shore of a natural water body;
- driving up and down a stream;
- crossing a stream perpendicular to the flow – with excessive speed or wheel spinning;
- not using a nearby established crossing, bridge or ford to cross a natural water body;
- creating tire ruts;
- creating new vehicle trails in an area that already has existing trails;
- taking their vehicle off trail in sensitive high alpine areas;
- blocking existing trails;
- clearing a new trail to access another area;
- clearing trees and other plants to create a camping spot;
- building or inhabiting an unauthorized structure on public lands;
- leaving large amounts of litter;
- abandoning vehicles; or
- entering closed areas.


Use of the Report A Poacher line was expanded to include public lands abuses before the May long weekend. Here are the results so far: http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Major Paper Released: For Nature, Gravel-bed Rivers Are Most Important Feature in Mountains of Y2Y Region




Major Paper Released: For Nature, Gravel-bed Rivers Are Most Important Feature in Mountains of Y2Y Region

MEDIA RELEASE

June 24, 2016


Canmore, AB – Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the U.S. and Canada. Their research shows how broad valleys coming out of glaciated mountains provide highly productive and important habitat for a large diversity of aquatic, avian and terrestrial species.

The paper “Gravel-Bed River Floodplains are the Ecological Nexus of Glaciated Mountain Landscapes” published today in Science Advances is the first interdisciplinary research at the regional scale to demonstrate the importance of gravel-bed rivers to the entire ecosystem.

Read more at this link: 

https://y2y.net/…/major-science-advances-paper-released-for…

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Calgary River Access Strategy – Approved by City Council

Photo: Access to this boat launch at Glenmore Trail/Graves Landing was blocked for a number of days in early May. It has since been reopened, but the threat is still there to close it in the future.

Calgary River Access Strategy – Approved by City Council

GOOD NEWS!

Calgary City Council approved the motion “Calgary River Access Strategy” on June 14, 2016. The motion was proposed by Councillors Keating and Carra. The motion directs City Administration ( Water Resources, Fire, Recreation and Parks Department) to address the short and long-term river access issues for recreation and commercial use. City Administration is to report back to City Council with a report no later than Q1 2017. A copy of the motion is attached.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Calgary River Access Strategy – Motion to City Council June 13 / 14, 2016

Photo: This is the boat launch at 17Ave SE/Cushing Bridge which is now gated and locked.

Calgary River Access Strategy – Motion to City Council June 13 / 14, 2016

Bow River Trout writes: 

"Calgary River Users' Alliance (CRUA) has been working with City Councillors and administration to find a resolution to Calgary’s boat ramp closures.

We are fortunate to have City Councillors prepared to address our concerns by taking a Motion to Motion to City Council next week. 

The following link to my website will give support for the motion. In the “Report” section you will find supplemental documentation presented to CITY COUNCIL." 

https://bowrivertrout.org/…/calgary-river-access-strategy-…/
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wild Trout of the Upper Bow Valley - May 29


Wild Trout of the Upper Bow Valley

Join the Bow Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada for "Wild Trout of the Upper Bow Valley Watershed", an evening of film, literature, inspiration and tall tales about trout and fishing for them. 

The event takes place on Sunday, May 29 starting at 6:30 pm at artsPlace in Canmore (950 8th Ave).

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trout Unlimited Canada - Bow River Chapter AGM - May 19, 2016



Trout Unlimited Canada - Bow River Chapter AGM - May 19, 2016

The Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00PM MDT on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in the Fairview Room at the Calgary Delta Hotel South, 135 Southland Drive SW. Members of TUC as of May 17, 2016 may vote in person or by proxy. Just out the website for more information!!!

http://bowriver.org/…/05/17/annual-agm-may-19th-2016-at-7pm/

Bend-in-the-Bow - May 19



Bend-in-the-Bow

****If you are interest in drift boat access at 17 AVE. SW / Cushing Bridge, go to the Bend-in-the-Bow Open House tomorrow evening****

Thursday 19 May 2016 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Public Open House
Please join City Parks Department at the Public Open House on May 19 to learn more about the project and provide feedback for Phase 2!

Location: Alexandra Centre – Dance Hall, 922 9 Ave S.E.

Help us shape Bend in the Bow – a collection of parks that will educate, inspire and serve Calgarians today and in the generations to come.

http://www.calgary.ca/…/Locat…/SE-parks/Bend-in-the-Bow.aspx

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Alberta Fires - Red Cross Emergency Appeal


*** Just a reminder: "The Alberta government is matching donations made to the Red Cross". UPDATE: "The federal government will match individual donations made to the Canadian Red Cross. No cap (May 3-31)" Please do NOT donate through any other entity/organization.***

Alberta Fires: Emergency Appeal

Leadnow.ca - À l'Action writes: "The entire city of Fort McMurray is under evacuation notice due to a massive wildfire fuelled by high temperatures and tinder-dry forest.

Looking for ways to help? The Red Cross has set up an emergency ‘Alberta Fires’ appeal. Click here to donate >> http://bit.ly/23pdIdu You can also text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 donation.
Are you in Alberta? The situation is changing quickly. You can get up-to-date information here >> The entire city of Fort McMurray is under evacuation notice due to a massive wildfire fuelled by high temperatures and tinder-dry forest.

Looking for ways to help? The Red Cross has set up an emergency ‘Alberta Fires’ appeal. Click here to donate >> http://bit.ly/23pdIdu You can also text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 donation.
Are you in Alberta? The situation is changing quickly. You can get up-to-date information here >> http://bit.ly/1W93mzO << including Alberta’s emergency alert app, numbers to call for assistance, and how to report that you are safe. << including Alberta’s emergency alert app, numbers to call for assistance, and how to report that you are safe."

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day - April 22

 

Earth Day - April 22

‪#‎Rooting4Trees‬ with Earth Day Canada

You want to help fight climate change on Earth Day? Help Earth Day Canada grow the global forest! Join Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees campaign and together we’ll commit to planting 25,000 legacy trees for Earth Day’s 25th Anniversary in 2016.

Riparian Restoration Work Days - Sat/Sun April 23/24


Riparian Restoration Work Days - Sat/Sun April 23/24

Trout Unlimited Canada - Bow River Chapter writes: 

"Come join the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada for our Riparian Restoration Project within Fish Creek Provincial Park.

We will be planting willow stakes within Fish Creek Provincial Park near Bridge9 on both Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 9AM to 4PM. Following the flood event of 2013 Bridge9 was destroyed and has just been replaced this spring."

Read more here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tuc-bow-river-chapter-riparian-…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fifty Organizations Make Recommendations To Strengthen The Fisheries Act


Fifty Organizations Make Recommendations To Strengthen The Fisheries Act

West Coast Environmental Law writes: 

"Staff Counsel Linda Nowlan is heading to Ottawa this month (April 2016) to meet with federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo, as more than 50 groups call on the government to “put the guts back” into the Fisheries Act." 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Put Habitat Back in the Fisheries Act


Put Habitat Back in the Fisheries Act from SWCC on Vimeo.

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition writes: 

"You just can't protect fish without protecting where they live...time to put Habitat back into the Fisheries Act. Take action here - http://fisheriesact.ca/

In 2012, the Harper government changed our Fisheries Act, the oldest and most robust environmental laws in Canada, and took out most of the habitat protection provisions. Fish habitat destruction is the most common reason for species decline. It’s time to get habitat protection back in the Fisheries Act.
 

Visit  http://fisheriesact.ca/ for details

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