Why We Do Restoration

Why We Do Restoration

One of Trout Unlimited Canada’s strengths is our commitment to on-the-ground action and our collective willingness to get our hands dirty and our feet wet. Our staff, chapters, and volunteers have been carrying out aquatic habitat rehabilitation for over 50 years. In...
Social Media & Digital Content Creator

Social Media & Digital Content Creator

Social Media & Digital Content Creator Organizational Overview: Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) is a science-based, national, charitable conservation organization emphasizing stream restoration. Founded in 1972 in response to challenges to freshwater fisheries by...
Big Efforts for a Little Fish!

Big Efforts for a Little Fish!

Big efforts for a little fish! Written by: Angela Ten, Management Biologist What has two fan-like fins, a big head, and the world’s cutest grumpy face? The Rocky Mountain Sculpin! These funky little fish are only about 10cm long, with mottled brown and black scales...
Where are the Trout at Trout Creek?

Where are the Trout at Trout Creek?

Where is the Trout at Trout Creek? Written by: Caitlyn Duncanson and Elliot Lindsay Trout Creek is nestled in the Porcupine Hills of southern Alberta, a beautiful montane ecosystem where the foothills meet the Rocky Mountains. Historically, the headwater streams...
Landon’s Creek Rehabilitation

Landon’s Creek Rehabilitation

Landon’s Creek Written By: Scott Puillandre Middle Grand Chapter Executive   The Middle Grand Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada (MGTUC) is a group of community volunteers dedicated to improving water quality and fish habitat in the middle portion of...
Not Just Flowing Waters . . .

Not Just Flowing Waters . . .

No Just Flowing Waters… Written by: Peter Little Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter Executive Member A common misperception of Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) seems to be that its work and interest are focused just on Canada’s rivers and streams and the fish and...
Reconnecting Dickies Creek

Reconnecting Dickies Creek

Written by Lesley Peterson, Director of Conservation Like many communities in Ontario, the town of Lucknow owes part of its history to the establishment of a mill pond. The Mill Pond Dam in Lucknow, ON was first built in 1856 to support an adjacent wool mill and...
Reconnecting Fish Homes in Waiparous Creek

Reconnecting Fish Homes in Waiparous Creek

Written by: Angela Ten, Management Biologist As part of TUC’s Reconnecting Canada campaign, we have been working to replace a set of hanging culverts on two tributaries to Waiparous Creek since 2019. We refer to these creeks as the Whispering Pines East and West...
Branch Out!  Canon Workdays Update!

Branch Out!  Canon Workdays Update!

Branch Out!  Canon Workdays Update! By Lesley Peterson In August and October 2023, Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) held four workdays with Canon Canada as part of Canon’s national Branch Out program and TUC’s Corporate Environment Day program. Events were held in...
Rooting for the Future! Cooling Streams Update

Rooting for the Future! Cooling Streams Update

Rooting for the Future!  Cooling Streams Update By David Fields Preparation is underway for the Spring 2024 launch of our new Cooling Streams program. Gathering in the early autumn heat wave, TUC staff and volunteers from the Speed Valley, Happy Trout, Greg Clark, and...
Cabin Creek Habitat Rehabilitation

Cabin Creek Habitat Rehabilitation

Cabin Creek Habitat Rehabilitation By: Kaleo Gertridge Cabin Creek (WBID: 108898) is a tributary of Fallentimber Creek within the Red Deer River watershed. Background: Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) became aware of a habitat rehabilitation opportunity along Cabin Creek...
Are you a beaver?  Cause dam! – By Iris George

Are you a beaver? Cause dam! – By Iris George

Low-Tech Process-Based Riverscape Restoration Pilot Project LTPBR is an emerging technique for increasing floodplain connectivity in structurally starved streams, bringing them to a self-sustaining state. These techniques have been widely utilized in the United States...
Cooling Streams Press Release

Cooling Streams Press Release

Trout Unlimited Canada Launches Cooling Streams Pilot Project Tree Planting Program to restore riparian areas across Canada. Markdale, ON – Trout Unlimited Canada, a national leader in freshwater ecosystem conservation and restoration for 50 years, announces the...
It’s More Than a Lifestyle

It’s More Than a Lifestyle

It’s More Than a Lifestyle By: Bev Brogden Ryden Brogden was a true “Alberta Boy”, an avid outdoorsman and self taught fly fisherman. Ryden’s vision for FlyCo was to capture the essence of his love for fly fishing and incorporate it into trendy everyday...
Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) 2022-2023

Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) 2022-2023

Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) 2022-2023 By Sara Jose, Conservation Crew Lead & Data Specialist The Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) program is a clean water project created to help improve water quality through the development and restoration of...
Cold, Clean, Complex, Culverted?

Cold, Clean, Complex, Culverted?

Cold, Clean, Complex, Culverted? By Lili-Maude Craig, Fisheries Technician Culverts can effectively convey water below a roadway; however, they are not always suitable passageways for stream inhabitants, especially when inadequately sized. Undersized culverts funnel...
Drumming Up Love in the Cold

Drumming Up Love in the Cold

Drumming Up Love in the Cold By Angela Ten Winter is the season for love. Nothing is more romantic than cuddling up with your partner to shelter from the cold. Don’t agree? Ask the burbot! Burbot (Lota lota) are the only freshwater members of the cod (Gadidae) family....
2023 Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Course

2023 Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Course

2023 Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Course Registration is Now Open! (Limited Spots Available) Join Trout Unlimited Canada for our Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing course. This course will certify participants in backpack electrofishing, a widely used method for fish...
Sportfishing Regulations- TUC Needs Your Help

Sportfishing Regulations- TUC Needs Your Help

TUC needs your help! Have you come across interesting sportfishing regulations during your travels? Are you a fisheries manager that has implemented novel strategies to protect or recover sportfish? Then we’d love to hear from you! TUC is conducting a...
Girardi Creek Habitat Restoration

Girardi Creek Habitat Restoration

Girardi Creek is a small mountain stream located just west of Coleman, in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. It originates from snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains and tumbles down a steep mountain valley before meeting the Crowsnest River, downstream of Crowsnest Lake. Girardi...
Radiant Creek 2022

Radiant Creek 2022

Radiant Creek 2022 By Angela Ten Radiant Creek is a tributary of central Alberta’s Clearwater River, which is considered critical habitat for Threatened Bull Trout. In the recent past, a flood caused a portion of Radiant Creek below the Forestry Trunk Road to deviate...
2022 Alberta Fish Rescue

2022 Alberta Fish Rescue

2022 Alberta Fish Rescue By Lili-Maude Craig, Fisheries Technician, and Evan Tichonuk, Fisheries Technician In spring, while mindlessly swimming down the Oldman River in southern Alberta, you followed the flow of water through the unscreened headgates of a diversion...
Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification

Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification

Bioaccumulation and biomagnification are two words that can easily be confused as they are both used to describe the increase in concentration of a pollutant within living organisms. The main difference between the two is the stage at which this build up occurs. In...
Corporate Engagement Highlights of 2022

Corporate Engagement Highlights of 2022

Corporate Engagement Highlights of 2022 By Abraham Woldetensay-Corporate Engagement Coordinator The contribution of corporate partners towards the realization of TUC’s mission to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystem and their Coldwater resources...