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Habitat restoration project near Glenmore Reservoir – August 7, 2019
In collaboration with the City of Calgary, the Government of Alberta FISHES program is leading a pilot project in the section of the Elbow River downstream of the Glenmore Reservoir, below the Glenmore Dam and near Sandy Beach Park.
The focus of the pilot project is to restore fish habitat lost during the 2013 flood through the placement of suitably-sized spawning gravels for rainbow and brown trout into the Elbow River. This work will enhance the long term sustainability, ongoing productivity and recreational opportunities provided by the world-class fishery of the Bow River.
To view the location and project details, see:
- Factsheet: Elbow River Spawning Habitat Restoration Project (PDF, 207 KB)
- Map: Elbow River Spawning Habitat Restoration Project (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Questions about the pilot project can be sent to:
Email: [email protected]
Program Update – Feb 21, 2018
As of August 2016, the FISHES program had completed the overview, preliminary and detailed habitat assessments for the Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects, identified using the Project Selection and Priority Ranking Tool.
To review the detailed scoring and ranking of these projects, see:
- FISHES Project Selection and Priority Ranking Tool Report
- Map: FISHES Priority Project Areas (Tiers 1 and 2)
Final Project Design and Construction Phases
In 2016, individual Requests for Proposal, on a project-by-project basis, were issued by Alberta Environment and Parks through the Alberta Purchasing Connection for the design and construction of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 FISHES projects. All design contracts were awarded and in place by winter of 2017.
All Tier 1 projects have been finalized and will be tendered for construction in the winter of 2018. Tier 2 projects were issued for tender in 2018.
Construction of FISHES projects began in the spring of 2018 and continued through the fall of 2018. Completed projects will be monitored and evaluated to ensure project goals are achieved.
Project summary reports
Individual Project Summary Reports provide more detailed information regarding project goals and objectives, and the current status of each project. These reports will be updated as projects proceed to construction.
Bioengineering Demonstration and Education Project
Tier 1 Habitat Mitigation Projects
Priority 1 - Silvester Creek
Priority 2 - Allison Creek/Atlas Road
Priority 3 - Elbow River Spawning Gravel Replenishment Project
- Elbow River Spawning Gravel Replenishment Project
Priority 4 - Lynx Creek
Priority 5 - Waiparous Creek
Priority 6 - Hidden Creek
Priority 7 - Girardi Creek
Tier 2 Habitat Mitigation Projects
Priority 1 - Threepoint Creek
Priority 2 - Carbondale River
Priority 3 - Lyons Creek
Connect with the FISHES program:
Email: [email protected]