On this page you will find links to informative documents and webpages relating to the Ghost Watershed.
with special reference to the Ghost River Watershed by Bryne Weerstra ()
Water Quality Study:
In 2005/06 a water quality study was performed for Alberta Environment looking at sediment loads in the major watercourses of the Ghost Watershed. You can download the following documants here:
- (Large file! 12.2MB)
Forest Reserve Multi-Use Dialogue:
A one-year information gathering process to identify issues of multi-use within the Ghost River Forest Reserve:
In 1999 the MD of Bighorn submitted the Forest Reserve Multi-Use Dialogue (FRMUD) report to the Minister of Environment.
“The purpose of this project is to draw attention to the widespread ecosystem degradation that is being caused by random camping and off-highway vehicle use in the Ghost River Forest Reserve. Over a 12-month period the M.D. of Bighorn through a steering committee has worked hard to increase our understanding of this critical issue.
The main focus of this study has been to initiate dialogue.”
You can download a copy of the FRMUD report (pdf-format) by .
: "Source water is an important resource for and surrounding areas. Protecting source water is the first line of defence to minimize the risk of contamination to our drinking water". The Ghost Watershed is part of Calgary's headwaters. Please for more information.
In 2019, GWAS participated in the STREAM DNA training and subsequently sampled a first site in the Waiparous Creek sub-basin of the Ghost Watershed. Please for more information
GWAS had developed a number of educational resources:
Teacher's guide and slide deck on one of Alberta's native trout species.
See our videos on the topics of bio-engineering, connecting the source to our taps and undertaking monitoring of aquatic ecosystems.
Working with post-secondary institutions:
In 2019, we connected with the Environmental Science department of the University of Calgary and presented the Ghost River State of the Watershed (SOW) Report to the ENSC 502 class. Several student groups subsequently selected research topics based on the SOW Report. A number of GWAS members mentored and supported students in their research work.
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