Bull trout are listed as threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act, and the federal Species at Risk Act. AEP’s Native Trout Recovery program has identified high priority watersheds in Alberta’s eastslopes to focus native trout recovery efforts in. The upper Red Deer River has been identified as a high priority watershed and fragmentation due to road stream crossings has been identified as a major threat to bull trout within this watershed.
McCue Creek is a tributary to the upper Red Deer River and remediation of the crossing is critical for the recovery of native bull trout within the watershed. In this video we take a look at how provincial government agencies are cooperating to address a stream crossing at McCue Creek.
McCue Creek as it looked prior to construction
The transformation begins
This single span bridge will allow Bull trout to reach an additional seven-kilometres of of McCue creek, and new spawning habitat.