Chapter President: Bob Vanderwater
Area of Interest
The Central Alberta Chapter’s main area of interest is the Red Deer River watershed upstream of Red Deer Alberta, and parts of the North Saskatchewan River in the Rocky Mountain House area.
The Central Alberta Chapter’s mission is the protection of trout and their coldwater habitats, in the west central region of Alberta. Much of the Chapter’s work throughout the years has been focused on the restoration of the North Raven River, a spring fed tributary of the Raven River, and a trout fishing destination for many resident and visiting anglers. This work on the North Raven River (also known as Stauffer Creek) is celebrated as an example of the good work that can be done with volunteers and partnerships to protect and restore stream health.
Since the formation of the Central Alberta Chapter in 1982, there have been many projects carried out by the Chapter throughout west central Alberta, including work on the North Raven River, Clear Creek, Prairie Creek, Blackstone River, McLeod River, and the Ram River system. In 2002, the Central Alberta Chapter initiated the Alberta Stream Watch Program which ran for 10 years. Stream Watch was a collaboration with the provincial government and involved the hiring of seasonal Stream Watch officers to educate anglers and recreationists along the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies as well as enforce fishing regulations.