The Alberta Watercourse Crossing Inventory (ABWCI) App and Road Erosion Survey are data collection tools to support prioritization and remediation of habitat for Alberta ’s native fish species, including Arctic grayling, Athabasca rainbow trout, bull trout and Westslope cutthroat trout, increasing the sustainability of trails throughout Alberta. These fish rely on clean, clear, cool and connected waters to survive and thrive. ABWCI can be used to document stream crossing issues, such as stream fords and poorly maintained structures, which can fragment fish habitats and impact water quality. The Road Erosion Survey is a tool used to support the Road Erosion and Delivery Index (READI) to identify risks to water quality and aquatic habitats from linear features (roads, trails and cutlines). These tools will help empower individuals and organizations to strategically improve habitats and water quality for the recovery of Alberta’s native trout and aquatic species at risk, and contribute to the sustainability of roads and trails throughout Alberta.
Date: August 13, 2021
Location – McLean Creek, 3 McLean Creek Trail, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
This training will cover how to download the the tools needed to your mobile device and provide an opportunity to perform an assessment in the field using both tools. Participants are expected to be prepared for outdoor field work. There are limited tickets available, so register early.
Food will be provided on site, so please register early so we can account for food. To indicate any specific dietary restrictions email firstname.lastname@example.org.