Chapter supports Castle Parks

March 13, 2017 Here’s a letter we sent to Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and the Alberta Environment and Parks consultation process on the Castle Parks draft management plan. Trout Unlimited Oldman River Chapter Society applauds and fully supports the establishment of the Castle Wildland and Castle Provincial Parks and the objectives outlined in the draft…

Hillcrest lease weed attention

Crowsnest Pass Municipality Agriculture and Environment department is planning a final summer 2016 Weed Wednesday for the Oldman River Chapter TUC’s Hillcrest lease, downstream of the Hillcrest bridge about two km. We checked out the lease in June during an earlier weed pull effort. Four connected with the chapter showed up, but only three of…

Toward the light on the Crowsnest

Dec. 21 is always momentous for me, because it’s the turn-around day from darkness to light, from shorter-to-longer days, and the start of a longish climb to spring-summer-fall when I can enjoy most of my outdoors activities. It also coincides with a years-long tradition in Southern Alberta, when fly-fishers meet at the TUC Oldman River…

Walking the (fish) line

In the past two weeks, I’ve seen the good the bad and the ugly over where Oldman River Chapter Trout Unlimited is perched. First the good. Our project vetting committee – which recommends to our executive potential projects and issues the chapter could get involved in – decided over coffee, at the Lethbridge Penny Coffee…

Chapter moving ahead, and looking back

By Richard Burke The Oldman River Chapter Trout Unlimited Canada is in a transition that I suppose all organizations go through if they want to continue to thrive. The normal routine for our group – which in a nutshell is to watch over the Southwestern Alberta fishery and help with conservation efforts where we can…

Half a lifetime caring for the Crowsnest

By RIchard Burke Those of you who knew Mike Lamb would be aware of his great love of the outdoors, in particular of the Crowsnest Pass area of southwest Alberta. He spent more than half his life there, trying to improve what he found when he first saw it, taking care of it, nurturing it,…

Welcome to Oldman TU’s revised website

This is the latest version of a website that has been around for over 10 years. It’s designed to keep Oldman TU members and others interested in our fisheries informed about related issues, events, meetings, projects and the status of our fish and waters. The Oldman River Chapter TUC has been active in Southern Alberta…