Staking Out the Backcountry

Staking Out the Backcountry

You've loaded the trailer, driven to your favourite backcountry hideaway... only to find it's been "staked" out with willows and fence posts! What is going on? Find out how YOU can help keep our rivers healthy, just by letting these areas recover.

Beyond a Shadow of a Drought...

Beyond a Shadow of a Drought...

Southern Alberta is no stranger to drought, but dry conditions mean we have to be extra careful when it comes to our activities. What's the deal with the fire bans? Why are anglers being asked to restrict their activities? Will Lethbridge face water usage limits? Read all about this and more!

Bioindicators: No Backbone Required

Bioindicators: No Backbone Required

Creepy crawlies in your lakes and rivers!!! What can they tell us about water quality? Are they dangerous? How can I learn more? Our Outreach Assistants answer these questions plus more in this blog, all about BMIs - the "backbone" of our aquatic ecosystems!

A Week In the Life of the OAs

A Week In the Life of the OAs

Every week, our fearless Outreach Assistants don their superhero capes (well, OWC vests), load into the OWC-mobiles (work trucks), and head out into the backcountry to talk to campers and recreationists about the Oldman watershed. They've got their boots on the ground, with an ear for listening, and aren't afraid to get hands-on with weeds. Get an inside view into just what these dedicated folks get up to each week.