Tay River Electrofishing Workday

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Date(s) - 16/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tay River Provincial Recreation Area


The Tay River is a tributary to the Clearwater River, and home to threatened native Bull Trout. Bull Trout populations have been declining in the watershed due to a variety of threats. Trout Unlimited Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks have identified the Tay River as a priority habitat for a multi-year restoration continuing until March of 2022. The primary goal of this project is to bring back a healthy population of Bull Trout to the Tay River. The purpose of this electrofishing volunteer workday is to sample and determine the current fish community in the Tay River alongside the Tay River Campground west of Caroline on Hwy 591.

Volunteers will be helping to assist the electrofishing crew by dip netting, handling and processing captured fish. Volunteers will also be able to learn about the process of electrofishing and how and why it is used to sample fish communities, practice and learn about fish identification, and learn more about the Trout Unlimited Canada and the work we do. We will also be able to see the planting and bioengineering efforts carried out this spring at the campground to determine plant survival and growth.

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