North Central Native Trout Recovery Program Information Session – EDMONTON SESSION
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MS
Alfred H Savage Building (Aspen Room), 13909 Fox Dr NW, Edmonton
by Alberta Environment and Parks
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has initiated the North-Central Native Trout (NCNT) Recovery Program for fish species at risk in the North-Central East Slopes. This program will focus on the development and implementation of targeted recovery actions in pilot watersheds in the Red Deer River, North Saskatchewan River, Athabasca River, and Peace River watersheds. These actions are expected to improve bull trout, Athabasca rainbow trout, Arctic grayling and mountain whitefish populations over a 5 year period and are, or will be, directly linked to recommended actions within the Athabasca Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout Provincial Recovery Plans.
The NCNT public information sessions in Edmonton and Calgary will provide a great opportunity to learn more about the program and provide ideas on how Albertans can help recover native trout. The sessions are divided into two components. Presentations and a short question period on the NCNT program will take place in the early evening, followed by a workshop where attendees will brainstorm and discuss specific actions stakeholder groups and public members can take to help recover native trout.
We are pleased to introduce Lorne Fitch as the session facilitator and key-note presenter. Mr. Fitch is an award winning biologist and is internationally recognized as a communicator, writer and teacher focusing on conservation challenges in Alberta and beyond.
6:30pm–Welcome and opening remarks
6:40pm– Presentation: “Grandfather’s Trout- Grandkid’s Memories” (Mr. Lorne Fitch)
7:10pm– Presentation: “North Central Native Trout Program” (Jessica Reilly, AEP)
8:00pm– Break. Attendees are welcome to depart or stay for the workshop session.
8:10pm– Workshop session: “How can Albertans help recover native trout?”
8:45pm –Workshop highlights and closing remarks
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