Project Identifies Bull Trout Habitat

Photo. S. Rooke

The FWCP approved funding for two Bull Trout projects in our Peace Region that will identify future habitat enhancement opportunities for this at-risk (provincially Blue-listed) fish.

The Provincial government is leading a project in selected parts of Williston Reservoir and its tributaries, to determine Bull Trout distribution and threats, as well as monitor trend abundance by counting redds – gravel nests used for spawning.

In Dinosaur Reservoir, at Gething Creek, similar work is being carried out by Diversified Environmental Services to confirm the current population of large-bodied Bull Trout that migrate from the reservoir to spawn in the creek.

These types of information-gathering projects help decision-makers, and funders like the FWCP, support future on-the-ground activities.