Mussels, Crayfish, Worms and Leeches, Oh My!

Mussels, Crayfish, Worms and Leeches, Oh My!

Welcome to part two of our aquatic macroinvertebrate series.  In case you missed it, Part One provided a brief intro to the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates. In this article, we will explore a couple of non-insect invertebrates. Did you Know that Freshwater Mussels...
WHAT TROUT EAT – DIGITAL EDITION

WHAT TROUT EAT – DIGITAL EDITION

WHAT TROUT EAT – DIGITAL EDITION-After the successful installation of the new ‘What Trout Eat’ displays at Muir Lake, the Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter (NLFF) of TUC decided to use that material in developing a new online, stillwater-fishing resource....
Taking Advantage of Seed Banks

Taking Advantage of Seed Banks

By Chris Borowski Strategic Watershed Action Team Crew Leader You may be thinking to yourself, “what is a seed bank; a vault for seeds?” Well in simple terms, Yes! It’s an area where seeds are stored in a dormant state until needed. These seed banks can be artificial...
Research in Conservation Scholarship

Research in Conservation Scholarship

Trout Unlimited Canada Oldman River Chapter: Research in Conservation Scholarship Trout Unlimited Canada’s Oldman River Chapter actively works to conserve, protect and restore freshwater ecosystems in southwestern Alberta. Education is an integral part of our mandate,...
VR Underwater Experience

VR Underwater Experience

Trout Unlimited Canada is working on a pilot 360 video/virtual reality underwater experience, funded by RBC. This experience will allow students across Canada to be able to explore a stream above and below the water using virtual reality technology. TUC biologists...
Where are the Trout?

Where are the Trout?

By Mike McKenzie Strategic Watershed Action Team Member When the Ontario Strategic Watershed Action Team hasn’t been busy building in-stream structures, they have been implementing Brook Trout Monitoring programs around the province. Population monitoring is critical...
H2Ohhhhh

H2Ohhhhh

H2Ohhhhh-Did you know that not all drinking water tastes the same? Trout Unlimited Canada is proud to be collaborating with Christina Li, Canada’s first Water Sommelier, in a virtual tasting event. Christina will guide you through a tasting of water from different...
Restoration Efforts Around Southern Ontario

Restoration Efforts Around Southern Ontario

By Mike McKenzie Strategic Watershed Action Team Member SWAT’s restoration efforts around southern Ontario-It has been a busy few months of stream restoration for the Ontario Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT). Our two-person team of Chris Borowski and Michael...
Second Quarter Conservation Report

Second Quarter Conservation Report

Second Quarter Conservation Report-Our second quarter Conservation Report for 2021 is now available. Trout Unlimited Canada reports on our conservation and education programming on both a quarterly and annual basis so you can see just what TUC and our Chapters have...
Building P.A.L.S. With Our Pals

Building P.A.L.S. With Our Pals

Building P.A.L.S. with our Pals-Radiant Creek is a tributary of central Alberta’s Clearwater River, which is considered critical habitat for at-risk Bull Trout. In the recent past, Radiant Creek has flooded out of its natural channel downstream of the Forestry Trunk...
What Trout Eat

What Trout Eat

What Trout Eat-Just over 20 years ago, representatives of the four fishing clubs in Edmonton at the time, one of which was a chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada, cooperated in establishing a quality stocked and aerated trout fishery at Muir Lake just north of Spruce...
First Quarter Conservation Report

First Quarter Conservation Report

First Quarter Conservation Report-Trout Unlimited Canada reports on our conservation and education programming on both a quarterly and annual basis. Our first quarter Conservation Report for 2021 is now available. Although pandemic restrictions continued to provide...
Topographical Heterogeneity (AKA: Rough and Loose)

Topographical Heterogeneity (AKA: Rough and Loose)

Rough and Loose-In our, How Does Sediment End up in a Creek article, we explored some of the tools we use to identify sediment sources in a watershed, and the things we take into consideration when planning restoration works. This follow-up article explores the tools...
What’s the Latest on Coal Development in Alberta?

What’s the Latest on Coal Development in Alberta?

You may have heard a few recent developments about coal exploration and mining in Alberta. In fact, there have been several updates since our last article about coal. The latest new development is that the Joint Review Panel for the Grassy Mountain Coal project has...
Reclaiming the Soils at the Town Pond Dam

Reclaiming the Soils at the Town Pond Dam

Mike McKenzie Strategic Watershed Action Team Member A new field season has begun for Ontario’s Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT). First, run in 2017 alongside its sister program in Alberta, the SWAT program is dedicated to increasing the abundance and quality of...
How Does Sediment End Up in a Creek?

How Does Sediment End Up in a Creek?

How does sediment end up in a creek? Restoring streams and fish habitat often means working on the land, rather than in water. The reality is water comes to the streams from the land and what’s happening in the stream is a reflection of what’s happening on the...
Climate Action-Can a Stream Reverse Climate Change?

Climate Action-Can a Stream Reverse Climate Change?

Climate Action – Can a stream reverse climate change? As an agency focused on the conservation, protection, and restoration of water, we are always looking for ways to communicate the importance of healthy streams in Canada. We knew there was a link between...
What’s In a Scoop of River Water?

What’s In a Scoop of River Water?

Imagine what a scoop of river water might contain. It might look clear at first glance, but upon closer inspection, you may find some tiny, wiggly creatures that look like insects or worms, known as aquatic macroinvertebrates. These organisms are: Aquatic – live in...
Spring Auction is Now Live!

Spring Auction is Now Live!

Get Ready for Spring! Bid Early Bid Often! You can make a difference with your support of our 2021 online Spring Auction. We have a variety of items up for bid, including fishing and outdoor products, unique trips and experiences, along with a selection of handcrafted...
Fourth Quarter Conservation Report

Fourth Quarter Conservation Report

Fourth Quarter Conservation Report-Trout Unlimited Canada uses an online presentation platform to report on our conservation and education programming on both a quarterly and annual basis. Our fourth quarter conservation report for 2020 is now available. Although the...
TUC Welcomes our New Ontario Biologist

TUC Welcomes our New Ontario Biologist

TUC Welcomes new Ontario Biologist, Patricia Huynh. Patricia has an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and is completing her Ph.D. in Social and Ecological Sustainability at...
Bringing the Trout Back to Trout Creek

Bringing the Trout Back to Trout Creek

Bringing the Trout Back to Trout Creek:  The headwaters and tributaries of Alberta’s Trout Creek meander their way through the Porcupine Hills Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) south of Calgary, where they have historically provided habitat for at-risk Westslope Cutthroat...
TUC Beginnings: The Spawn of a Good Idea!

TUC Beginnings: The Spawn of a Good Idea!

TUC Beginnings: The Spawn of a Good Idea!-By Bruce R. (Skip) Young Honorary Director Emeritus  Two and a half decades, a quarter of a century, or simply twenty-five years, defines a fair length of time. A healthy person’s lifetime is often no more than three such...
Renew Your Membership Now!

Renew Your Membership Now!

Renew your Trout Unlimited Canada membership now!    The 2021-22 membership year will begin on April 1, 2021. This means that for many members, their TUC membership will be expiring on March 31st.   Some of the highlights from the past year include:   On-the-ground...
Calling All Artists-Fin Art 2021 Starts March 1st

Calling All Artists-Fin Art 2021 Starts March 1st

Calling all artists! Fin Art 2021 starts Monday, March 1st. As the name implies, Fin Art asks artists and creators of all stripes and scales to highlight their fish, wildlife, and/or water-themed work. The wackier and wilder the artistic ideas the better! In this,...
Tying for Conservation

Tying for Conservation

Tying for Conservation, Mark your calendars! Wednesday, February 17, 2021, is the first tying seminar in our Tying for Conservation fundraiser. From now until April talented Canadian fly tyers are using their skills to raise funds for Conservation. Signup for one or...
TUC and AEP Meet to Discuss Coal

TUC and AEP Meet to Discuss Coal

TUC and AEP meet to discuss the coal situation. Last week, TUC had a virtual meeting with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Minister Jason Nixon and his staff to discuss the coal situation. The Minister and his staff were forthcoming with their assessment of the...