We gathered input on a draft plan to protect and support the recovery of bull trout, Alberta’s provincial fish.

Bull trout were once widespread in Alberta, but their populations have declined and stayed low for decades. In 2014, bull trout were listed as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act.

The draft Alberta Bull Trout Recovery Plan (PDF, 4.35 MB) focuses on bull trout conservation issues and recovery strategies, including:

  • water quality
  • human caused barriers to bull trout movement
  • targeted bull trout recovery and restoration measures in major river basins
  • outreach and education

The recovery plan ranks threats to bull trout recovery, helping target conservation efforts where they are most needed in local watersheds.

The plan was developed and reviewed over 4 years with input from an advisory committee made up of conservation, recreation and industry representatives.


  • Open

    May 11 to June 13, 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas

Input received

Online survey

Albertans provided their feedback through an online survey from May 11 to June 13, 2021. Thank you for your input, we are currently reviewing feedback.


Your input will help us finalize an innovative plan that supports the recovery of bull trout while considering the needs of all Albertans.

Last updated: June 14, 2021