Oldman River Chapter Angler Diary Program
In 2017, the Chapter rolled out its Angler Diary Program. The objective of the angler diary is not to reveal prime fishing spots – you will see that the required geographic information is intentionally broad, and our annual summaries will report data at a high level. Rather, we believe anglers are in a unique position to collect high-quality data on the fisheries in our watershed. These data will give us a snapshot of the health of our fisheries, help to inform decision-making in the watershed, and provide further opportunities for stewardship, education, and engagement.
The diary package includes an Oldman River Chapter Angler Diary, printed on a Rite in the Rain waterproof notebook, and a postmarked envelope for submitting your diary. We intend to collect diaries annually in November. Oldman River Chapter volunteers in collaboration with researchers from other organizations, such as the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College, will summarize and report the data.
To submit your diary, simply use your postmarked envelope and drop it in the mail. If you would like your diary returned to you, either to continue data collection or as a keepsake, check the appropriate box on the first page of your diary and make sure to include your mailing address.
By participating in the Angler Diary Program, you contribute directly to the conservation, protection, and restoration of our watershed and the wild fish that live here.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.