In October 2018 we held a bio-engineering workshop led by bio-engineering specialist Dave Polster. Unfortunately we got snowed out for the field portion of the workshop on October 2nd with over 25 cm of snow falling the night before.
On May 25th, 2019 we successfully completed the rescheduled field day with the help of 25 volunteers.
The restoration site is located close to the Forestry Trunk Road on Four Mile Creek, a tributary to Waiparous Creek and critical habitat for westslope cutthroat trout. While the weather was a little wet, it was great weather for willow planting and we had an incredibly enthusiastic group of people applying bio-engineering techniques under the guidance of Dave Polster.
We would like to thank all the volunteers, Trout Unlimited Canada and the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for their support in making this event such a success. We also would like to thank the funders, the Alberta Conservation Association and Patagonia Calgary for their support of the project.
And thanks to Let's Go Outdoors, we also have a great video of the event which can be found here:
Photo credits: M. Krainer and L. Peterson
Bio-engineering workshop 2019
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