Provincial

LDFGA Conservation Scholarship Reminder

Bill Armstrong, Chairman of the LDFGA Conservation Scholarship Committee, would like to remind graduating students that two $1000 scholarships are available annually to students enrolled in post-secondary education and taking courses leading to a career in Conservation, Wildlife/Fisheries Mgt., Biology or Renewable Resources technologies. All information regarding scholarships and applications can be viewed and downloaded…

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2020 SWF Conservation Camp – Cancelled Due to COVID19

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that this summer’s conservation camps are cancelled. Under the current provincial guidelines and circumstances, we will not be able to host our camps in the same way we have in previous years. It is in the best interest for campers and counselors that we…

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Zone 5 Lakeland Today Article – Winter Fish Kill at Vincent Lake

Hello Everyone See the attached Lakeland Today Article “Winter Fish Kill Vincent Lake Confirmed” from May 12, 2020: https://www.lakelandtoday.ca/local-news/winter-fish-kill-confirmed-at-vincent-lake-2337357. Disappointing to see thousands of dead perch and pike in a 760ha lake that numerous people were fishing.  The attached said article describes the confirmation of another fish winterkill at Vincent Lake. Our Next Step Team…

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Zone 5 Lakeland Today Article – Volunteer Group Focuses on Fish Habitat Restoration in the Northeast

Hello Everyone, Please see the attached Lakeland Today Article “Volunteer Group Focuses on Fish Habitat Restoration in the Northeast” from April 28, 2020: E200428 Lakeland Today IMG_20200501_0001 Our volunteers for the Fish Habitat Restoration Project Committee and the Next Step Team are suggesting that more fish habitat should be restored or developed to increase fishing…

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New Fishing Regulations Offer Up Some Positive Changes

Lots of work still to be done, says Next Step Team. There’s plenty of ice remaining on area lakes, which might explain the cool reaction from area stakeholders to the new 2020 Alberta Fishing Regulations. Changes this year include harvest slot-size limits implemented on close to 30 walleye fisheries and 10 northern pike fisheries. Also,…

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Zone 5 Alberta Sportfishing Statistics

Please see that the Alberta Sportfishing Resident Licences 2019-20 have declined again to 251,946. This decline is 5.7% less than last year and 16.8% lower than 5 years ago.    The numbers are almost 100,000 less than those in 1983-84 (35 years ago) when the Alberta population was half of the current population (see the table below). For…

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SWF Free Saskatchewan-Based Educational Resources Announcement

Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Offers Free Saskatchewan-Based Outdoor Educational Resources for Parents & Families During School Closures April 6, 2020 Since school closures around the province last month, SWF staff have been hard at work developing fun outdoor education material for parents scrambling for activities to keep kids occupied and stimulated. Rather than focusing on screens,…

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SWF Month End Mail March 2020

Please view SWF Month End Mail here.

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SWF Events Affected by COVID19

Because of the COVID-19 situation and precautions that need to be taken, the following SWF events have been cancelled/postponed: – April 4 & 5 –  NASP Provincials – cancelled – April 24-26 – NASP Nationals – cancelled – April 25 – SWF Provincial Angling & Henry Kelsey Awards Banquet – cancelled – May 15-17 –…

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