In Attendance: Josh Markle, Richard Burke, Andrew Beaton, Paul Harps, Andreas Luek, Murray Dueck, Peter deGorter, Morgan Schaufele
Hidden Creek and temperature loggers
Tentative plans for a work day during the first or second week of July
Tuesday - Thursday works best for Murray
Initial thinking is to embed 5 loggers in Hidden Creek (13 elsewhere)
Work with spots identified in AEP spreadsheet (from Elliot Lindsay)
Question: What do we want to know (from the loggers) as a Chapter?
Suggestion from Harps: use the loggers to identify upwellings in the creek
Summer temps need to be between 10-12 degrees in order for Bull Trout to survive; are any of the small creeks cool enough for Bull Trout to “oversummer?”
Perhaps as a summer project, the Chapter could book an evening at Theoretically to look at maps and choose spots that are likely to have upwellings (based on geology/geography); then place loggers in these spots to confirm
For now, loggers should go into Hidden, Chipman, Pincher…
Maybe email Pincher Creek Watershed members and ask for volunteers to place loggers out there?
Tentative Decision: Wait for firm dates from Elliot and then put loggers in Hidden Creek sometime during first week of July (Tue-Thurs)
Need to contact Elliot
Combine with Hidden Creek Appreciation Ride
TU dog poop bags for areas around leases
July: renew your membership, hats, shirts, raffle, rain barrels, etc.? Maybe at Helen Schuler?
TU Red Deer is making rain barrels as a fundraiser -- Dueck suggested we look into this
Have an assessment done on the Crow? Leases?
What is our plan for the Crow?
Comparison to work done at Big Spring Creek.
Habitat assessment for the leases? Hire Paul? Or perhaps he trains some of the other Chapter members to go and assess? Maybe a two-day training camp?
June 22nd -- Electrofishing with Elliot
End of August -- Hidden Creek Work Day (TUC will choose a day)
September -- Girardi (TUC will choose a day)
September 22nd -- John Derksen (?) counting redds, etc.
January 28th-30th -- “Great Plains Fishery” conference at U of L -- maybe TU could have a presence?