North Central Native Trout Recovery Program

North Central Native Trout Recovery Program


Alberta is rich in natural wonders and
wildlife so it’s no surprise that people love to live here with the expanding
population there is increasing demand to develop our natural resources and to
enjoy Alberta’s East slopes unfortunately this has come at the cost
of widespread and severe reductions in Coldwater fish populations and many
native species are now at risk this includes Alberta’s provincial fish
species the bull trout understanding exactly why native fish populations have
declined is difficult for example bull trout experts have listed 16 different
threats that could be impact in populations many of these threats
overlap in space and time so pinpointing the most important ones is very
challenging recently Alberta fisheries biologists
have developed a tool to understand the cumulative impact of these threats and
predict which ones we should focus on to recover bull trout and other native fish
species the key threats predicted by this tool are supported by field data
and area knowledge this new approach will make it possible for the Alberta
government and our partners to work together and address the threats that
really matter to further focus our efforts management actions would be
implemented in several focal watersheds across the North and Central East slopes
as we learn how to most efficiently recover populations actions will be
taken and even more watersheds this coordinated multi species approach is
called Alberta’s north-central native trout recovery program to learn more
about this program management actions in the pilot watersheds and how you can
help please visit the website below together we can keep native fish in our
future you

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