Athabasca Watershed

Nature-based Solutions and Conservation

Watershed Connectivity Planning in the Berland-Wildhay

Canadian Wildlife Federation


In Progress

Through partnership between Athabasca Watershed Council (AWC), Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (EPA), and local Indigenous and community groups, this initiative will restore freshwater connectivity in the Berland-Wildhay watershed. Guided by a conservation planning framework, partners will use spatial modeling and field assessments to quantify connectivity status of the watershed for target fish species, set goals to improve connectivity, prioritize barriers for assessment, and implement strategies and actions to remove or rehabilitate them. Our goal is to reduce habitat fragmentation and increase communities’ access to tools to help them contribute to improving freshwater connectivity in Alberta.