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Feeding Fish in 190 km-long Aquarium
Project Splits Hares Over Lynx Conservation
Last year, the future looked bleak for fish in the Arrow Lakes Reservoir. Upstream dams had cut off food into the lake, kokanee salmon were starving and there was danger of an ecosystem collapse. But after only a year feeding the Upper Arrow with liquid nutrients, biologists are seeing the lake start to pick up again. <MORE>

Life isn't getting any easier for lynx in the southern Canadian Rockies of BC. As well as having to survive in traditionally marginal habitat, lynx populations are hard-pressed by trapping and their range further fragmented by highways, roads and other human developments. Then when snowshoe hare populations crash... <MORE>

Gidget Goes to Bonners Ferry
Radios, Fences and Planes Get Line on Freshwater Cod
Cougars cover a lot of territory shopping for food - a lot bigger range than first thought. Gidget, for example, is an international traveller. She's a resident of the Pend d'Oreille Valley, but shops around Bonners Ferry, Idaho south of Creston as well as the Nelson area in search of prey. <MORE>

What are cod doing in Columbia Basin lakes and rivers a thousand miles from the ocean? Generally known as burbot, this freshwater cod is a little-known species in the region with some interesting behaviours including coming together in huge balls under the ice during the darkest nights of winter to spawn. <MORE>

Outdoor Club Volunteers Put in Water Beds for Spawning Fish
Helping Grassland Wildlife Recover Their Homes
Norns Creek just wasn't the same as it used to be. Spring freshets had washed away spawning gravel and overhead cover, and rainbow trout weren't coming back to their old swimming grounds to spawn. Then the Castlegar & District Wildlife Association and partners decided to get involved... <MORE>

Over 3,000 hectares of grassland and open forests in the East Kootenay Trench is lost each year to resident species such as the blue-listed Sharp-tailed grouse as a result of forest encroachment. But local groups and agencies are turning the tide with slashing and burning... <MORE>

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