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Sticks and Stones: Using Bioengineering to Improve Fish Habitat

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Sticks and Stones: Using Bioengineering to Improve Fish Habitat

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Lesley Peterson (P.Biol) Provincial Biologist Trout Unlimited Canada

The process of bioengineering was used to improve fish habitat along a side channel of the Bow River here in Fish Creek. Trout Unlimited Canada undertook this project in the spring of 2015 to improve and enhance the side channel located at Mallard Point. The entire area was heavily impacted by the flood of 2013 and Trout Unlimited Canada saw the opportunity to explore bioengineering as an effective way to repair and enhance the area to improve fish habitat. The presentation will also explore the needs of fish during their life cycle and offer people background on Trout Unlimited Canada and the work they do provincially and nationally.

Registration required. Free for Friends of Fish Creek members, and $5 for non-members.

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Lesley Peterson (P. Biol.) works as the provincial biologist for Trout Unlimited Canada. Lesley obtained both a diploma and degree here in Alberta in the
natural resources fields and has worked with Trout Unlimited in a variety of roles since 2006. She is a member of a variety of committees and working
groups including the Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group, Alberta Fisheries Management Roundtable and the new Bull Trout Advisory Council.

Photo courtesy of TUC: Log structures were installed along the bank in the project area to improve fish habitat and reduce erosion.  

Event Details

February 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $5