Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Zen of Fish & Watersheds - Mar 10, 2012


Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ghost River Fire Station, Benchlands

Lorne Fitch will share his perspective on Albertaʼs Eastern Slopes Fisheries from 1880-2008.

What is happening to native fish in the headwaters of southern Alberta rivers? The fish of the Eastern Slopes of Southwestern Alberta are well-adapted to a rigorous landscape, but cannot cope with the scope and scale of human-caused changes over the last century.

Raised in rural Alberta, Lorne has a B.Sc. in Zoology from University of Calgary. He has worked as a Fisheries Biologist, a Regional Habitat Biologist and a Regional Fisheries Biologist. His current work focuses on explanations for how the natural world works. Those explanations allow people to make better decisions about how to use landscapes.

Lorneʼs work has received some prestigious awards. He is currently the Provincial Riparian Specialist with the Cows & Fish program and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Calgary.

Following Lorneʼs talk, Amanda Bogen-Halawell will present results of the 2011 Riparian Health Inventories done by Cows & Fish in the Ghost Watershed.

Refreshments will be served and there will be time to meet and mingle.

Please RSVP to office@ghostwatershed.ca by March 08.

Hope to see you there!

No comments: