Kakwa Watershed 
One of the tributaries in the Kakwa River Watershed.  This region near Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta is relatively undisturbed.  The Kakwa is one of three areas included in the Northern Watershed Study which looks at the impact of industrial development
One of the tributaries in the Kakwa River Watershed. This region near Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta is relatively undisturbed. The Kakwa is one of three areas included in the Northern Watershed Study which looks at the impact of industrial development

Aquatic biologist Dr. Garry Scrimgeour measures fish captured during an electrofishing survey
Aquatic biologist Dr. Garry Scrimgeour measures fish captured during an electrofishing survey

Cheryl on the scene interviewing aquatic researchers Dr. Garry Scrimgeour (then of the Alberta Research Council) and Paul Hvenegaard of the Alberta Conservation Association
Cheryl on the scene interviewing aquatic researchers Dr. Garry Scrimgeour (then of the Alberta Research Council) and Paul Hvenegaard of the Alberta Conservation Association

Our helicopter pilot, Terry
Our helicopter pilot, Terry

Garry and Paul demonstrate their electrofishing technique.  Carry a backpack generator, they sweep the water, discharging a mild electric shock to any fish present.  These fish are temporarily stunned.  Garry and Paul quickly collect them as they rise to the surface, take their measurements and then as they revive, release the fish back into the river.
Garry and Paul demonstrate their electrofishing technique. Carry a backpack generator, they sweep the water, discharging a mild electric shock to any fish present. These fish are temporarily stunned. Garry and Paul quickly collect them as they rise to the surface, take their measurements and then as they revive, release the fish back into the river.

Cheryl, Paul and Garry out in the bush after looking for collapsed and hanging culverts that can prevent fish from migrating up streams in the Kakwa River Watershed.
Cheryl, Paul and Garry out in the bush after looking for collapsed and hanging culverts that can prevent fish from migrating up streams in the Kakwa River Watershed.

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