In September 2017 we held a bio-engineering workshop led by bio-engineering specialist Dave Polster.
In collaboration with the Alberta Government's Westslope Cutthroat Trout Recovery Team, attendees of the two-day workshop restored critical fish habitat along Johnson Creek in the Ghost Watershed.
Johnson Creek is home to some of the few remaining pure Westslope Cutthroat Trout populations in Alberta.
These fish thrive in cold and clean water and they are sensitive to sediment being washed into streams.
A big Thank You to all the volunteers who came out on a beautiful Saturday to plant the willows! We got so many willows planted that day and are looking forward to seeing them grow next year.
Thank you also to the Land Stewardship Centre, who provided the seed funding for this project as well as our generous donors from amongst our membership.
Bio-engineering workshop 2017
Update August 2018: We visited the site again to check on the success of the project and we are happy to report that the willows are growing really well! Please see the photos below.
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