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Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter By Heidi Poca Winter is now upon us in Canada, meaning colder weather, snow and ice; but what does this mean for our fish and other aquatic species? Fish are confined to the frigid waters of rivers and lakes, yet they survive year after year! This...

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Following The Path of Least Resistance +

Following The Path of Least Resistance +

Following The Path of Least Resistance By: Sara Jose – SWAT Crew Member A drainage basin is an area of land where water from precipitation drains into a waterbody, like a river or lake. Drainage basins include the land the water drains off of, and the streams the...

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Communications and Marketing Manager Opportunity

Communications and Marketing Manager Opportunity

Position Title: Communications and Marketing Manager Location: Preferred: Calgary, AB or Guelph, ON Hours: 40h/week, permanent full-time position Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) is the voice for Canada’s water. Founded in 1972 as a registered charity, our mission is “to...

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Connect & Protect Hamilton

Connect & Protect Hamilton

Connect & Protect Hamilton On September 17th, 2022, Trout Unlimited Canada, in partnership with Brown Girl Outdoor World (BGOW) hosted the second Connect and Protect event at Joe Sams Park in Hamilton Ontario. Connect and Protect is a program that was designed for...

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Record Lake Trout Rescued

Record Lake Trout Rescued

Record Lake Trout Rescued By Richard Burke, TUC Oldman Chapter A record Lake Trout was among the fish rescued from the St. Mary River canal. TUC's Oldman Chapter members and volunteers were among 26 persons on the second day of two field days this week saving...

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UnSmoke Canada

UnSmoke Canada

UnSmoke Canada By: Sara Jose SWAT Crew Member According to the World Wildlife Fund, cigarette butts are the most littered object in Canada. Despite popular belief, cigarette butts are not biodegradable, and are primarily made of plastic (Cellulose Acetate). Cigarette...

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Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade By: Heidi Poca As stream restoration technicians, we use a variety of tools and equipment to get the job done. From building habitat structures to sediment mats, to wing deflectors, here is a list of our top 10 tools of the trade. 10. Pry Bar...

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Connect and Protect – Guelph, Ontario

Connect and Protect – Guelph, Ontario

Connect and Protect – Guelph, Ontario By Sara Jose - SWAT Crew Member On September 24th, 2022, Trout Unlimited Canada, in partnership with Brown Girl Outdoor World (BGOW) hosted the final event of a three-part program located within southern Ontario. Titled Connect...

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Wandering Waterways

Wandering Waterways

By: Heidi Poca There are many aspects of the natural world that are static and stay in one place – trees, mountains, and lakes just to name a few. Streams and rivers, however, like to travel. This article will cover the four types of river channel forms, as well as...

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What is Sediment Transport?

What is Sediment Transport?

Sediment transport is the movement of inorganic and organic material by water. Within a system, there are 3 sediment load types, each occupying a different part of the water column. The 3 load types are suspended load, dissolved load, and bed load. Suspended loads are...

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed! We need your help with volunteer opportunities within the greater Calgary area. Casino Fundraiser Our casino fundraiser is on December 17th and 18th at the Elbow River Casino. Casino shifts are a lot of fun! Volunteer with like-minded people who...

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Annual Redd Count-Volunteers Needed

Annual Redd Count-Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are requested to assist in the continuation of the Bow River Chapter's annual redd count. Since 2015, the Chapter has conducted an annual inventory of brown trout spawning activity in the Bow River. This information is useful in monitoring the population...

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Learning More About Arctic Grayling

Learning More About Arctic Grayling

Learning More About Arctic Grayling By Ken Monk Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter In early August, a team consisting of volunteers from Trout Unlimited Canada and the Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter joined forces with volunteer biologists and researchers from...

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Connect and Protect

Connect and Protect

Connect & Protect: Mississauga By Patricia Hyunh-Ontario Provincial Biologist On August 27, 2022, Trout Unlimited Canada, in partnership with Brown Girl Outdoor World (BGOW) hosted the first of three events happening this year. Titled Connect & Protect, the...

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Clean Drain Dry

Clean Drain Dry

Clean Drain Dry Courtesy Alberta Native Trout Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are one of the biggest threats to Alberta’s waterbodies and native aquatic species. AIS can cause huge damage to our ecosystems; including reduced biodiversity and habitat quality, large...

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Intern with TUC!

Intern with TUC!

Job Posting: 53799 - Position: Adaptation Resilience Training Program - Low Tech Process-Based Riverscape Restoration Pilot Project Application Deadline: 08/31/2022 11:59 PM How to Apply? Apply through campusBRIDGE Organization University of Alberta, Division...

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Join Our Team as a Conservation Program Specialist

Join Our Team as a Conservation Program Specialist

Conservation Program Specialist Starting Salary: $45,000 Location: Guelph, ON or Calgary, AB Hours: 40 hrs/week; Approximately September 1, 2022 – March 31, 2024 Organizational Overview: Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC), the voice for Canada’s water, is a science-based,...

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So What’s Erosion?

So What’s Erosion?

Erosion is defined as the natural breakdown and movement of soil and rock by water, wind, or ice. Human activity can speed up erosion, especially if vegetation on the banks and surrounding areas of streams is removed. When this happens, large amounts of sediment...

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Quarterly Reports

Quarterly Reports

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 been working on. It has been a while since we last posted our quarterly reports.  As you can see by the...

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The Nit and Grit of Sediment and Streams

The Nit and Grit of Sediment and Streams

The Nit and Grit of Sediment and Streams By Elliot Lindsay-Project Biologist Sediment (soils, rocks, and other particles moving from the land into streams) is the focus of much discussion in the freshwater conservation world. How much is too much? When is sediment...

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Family Fun Day and Duck Dash Are Back!

Family Fun Day and Duck Dash Are Back!

Family Fun Day and Duck Dash 2022 By Sara Jose, Strategic Watershed Action Team Crew Member After a two-year absence, the Duck Dash and Family Fun Day returned to Courtcliffe Park on Saturday, June 25th. Trout Unlimited Canada’s (TUC) Strategic Watershed Action Team...

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What is a Vernal Pool?

What is a Vernal Pool?

So what exactly is a vernal pool? The term 'vernal' actually means relating to spring. Vernal pools refer to a unique wetland habitat that fills each spring with rain and snowmelt. These pools are typically shallow and dry up in the summer, but amphibians such as...

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The Battle Against Buckthorn

The Battle Against Buckthorn

The Battle Against Buckthorn By Heidi Poca, Strategic Watershed Action Team Crew Member May 23, 2022, Background: I have just been informed that my crew (SWAT) and I will be deployed tomorrow to the Wawanosh Valley Conservation Education Center in Blyth Ontario, where...

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The Little Guys

The Little Guys

As a student, TUC's Junior Fish Biologist, Angela Ten never really got the hype about fish. Fishing was never her thing, and it's not like there's anything other than big fish worth studying in Canada, right? However, a chance internship in fisheries opened her eyes...

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We Are Looking for a Social Media Specialist

We Are Looking for a Social Media Specialist

Trout Unlimited CanadaEmployment Opportunity Position Title: Social Media SpecialistLocation: Calgary, AB or Guelph, ONHours: 40h/week (Full Time, 6-month Contract with opportunity for extension)Salary: $18-$21/hour (Commiserate with experience) Trout Unlimited Canada...

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