Two conservation sites along the Raven River are about to pay huge dividends to the Hunters and Anglers of Alberta. According to the Alberta Conservation Association, which purchased two-quarter sections along with the Alberta Fish and Game Association and Trout Unlimited Canada that run along this blue-ribbon stream, hundreds of spawning beds have catalogued this fall.
The sale of fishing and hunting licences contributes to the purchase of these conservation sites. It demonstrates how the ACA, along with other conservation partners, can work with local land-owners to protect these critical freshwater resources for all Albertans to enjoy.
The recent proposal by BP paving to move forward with a gravel pit mining operation located adjacent to the headwaters of the North Raven River could put over a 1,000 spawning sites at risk, potentially wiping out future generations of Brown Trout. If that's not bad enough, the investment of millions of dollars invested into the reclamation work along the banks to improve water quality and fish habitat could all be for nothing.
Coming up on November 28 Border Paving will be holding an Open House, this would be an opportunity for anyone concerned about this wet-pit mining operation to attend and register their feelings not only with BP but the county of clearwater as well.
The Open House will take place at the Butte Hall between 5 pm to 8 pm.