(Editor's note: Thanks to Guest Blogger Kevin Turner for reaching out and explaining the implications of what's being asked here. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. They are asking for a large number of surveys to be returned. It's just your personal opinion and takes 2 seconds. Please do the survey ... AND PLEASE SHARE. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I can't imagine an Alberta without fish - can you? Please take a moment out of your day and just click on the link. I filled out the survey and it was very quick. Please do it RIGHT NOW - the deadline is July 15th - we haven't much time. The link is at the BOTTOM of this article. Thank you!).
Bull Trout (Albeta's iconic species) and Westslope Cutthroat Trout can use all the help they can get if they are to persist in the Oldman watershed. Given current logging practices, 2013's flood, OHV intensity, overwhelming linear disturbances, habitat fragmentation, poaching, rising stream temperatures, it's impressive they have held on long enough for us to still have the chance to save them.
These Bull Trout populations, located in the South-East corner of their range, are in significantly greater danger than northern populations and are currently the focus of a survey being collected by the species at risk folks at DFO.
The deadline for comments is Wednesday July 15.
The survey can be found here: http://www.isdm.gc.ca/survey-enquete/eng/916a957f