Berland-Wildhay Watershed Connectivity Remediation Planning
“To facilitate the development of a Watershed Connectivity Remediation Plan for the Berland and Wildhay watersheds.”
This project will build on previous work to identify waterbody crossings (e.g., bridges, culverts, etc.) in the Berland-Wildhay watershed. It will look primarily at habitat fragmentation threats to multiple native fish species. Working with industry, municipalities, Indigenous communities, conservation and research organizations and others, the project will facilitate the development of a Watershed Connectivity Remediation Plan. The plan will set connectivity goals, identify ecological criteria, and prioritize barriers for remediation based on the amount and suitability of fish habitat they affect. This work supports federal Athabasca Rainbow Trout and provincial Western Arctic Bull Trout recovery strategies in the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains.