Margaret Creek Fish Barrier Creation

Creation of a fish migration barrier on Margaret Creek to prevent non-native fish from migrating back into Margaret Lake following the removal of non-native brook trout and reintroduction of Westslope cutthroat trout.
This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment. It will involve using explosives to create a fish barrier in Margaret Creek above Hector Lake. This project is part of a larger recovery strategy for endangered westslope cutthroat trout.

Latest update

September 11, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada are considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Banff National Park
Telephone: 403-497-4765

  • Location

    • Banff National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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