Rescuing Alberta’s Native Trout
Westslope Cut Throat Trout, bull trout and Athabasca rainbow trout are native trout species found in Alberta that now need our help. Protecting these native species and the diversity they represent is crucial if we are to avoid a country populated solely with the same non-native trout species introduced through fish stocking programs during the 1900’s. The Alberta Conservation Association get’s this and so does the Alberta Government, numerous conservation groups and the anglers themselves.
Hear Lawrence Gunther in conversation with senior ACA biologist Mike Rodtka as they discuss the many challenges ahead on Blue Fish Radio:
The Alberta Native Trout Restoration Program includes The Alberta Conservation Association, Cows and Fish, Trout Unlimited Canada, Foothills Research Institute, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Alberta Government. The Program entails: fish habitat improvements, a north Central Native Trout Recovery Program, a roadway Watercourse Crossing Remediation Initiative, a Westslope Cutthroat Trout Recovery Program, and a Whirling Disease detection, education and mitigation strategies. For more about the recovery program visit: https://www.alberta.ca/native-trout-recovery-program-overview.aspx
For more about the Alberta Conseration Authority visit: https://www.ab-conservation.com