Fish and Wildlife


The Battle River is the most important fishery in the eastern part of central Alberta. Common sport fish include:

For more information

Visit the Government of Alberta Fishing, Hunting and Trapping website. See also Streams and Fishing in Alberta

Wildlife and Habitat

Wildlife the Battle Watershed is typical of that found in the Central Parkland Region of Alberta. The dominant tree is the trembling aspen. Balsam poplars ring the small lakes, ponds, and sloughs that provide major habitat for waterfowl. In aspen groves, the deciduous understorey contains berriers such as Saskatoon and chokecherry. As well as providing major breeding habitat for waterfowl, the watershed also contains habitat for white-tailed deer, coyote, snowshoe hare, cottontail, red fox, northern pocket gopher, Franklin's ground squirrel, and bird species like sharp-tailed grouse and black-billed magpie (source: Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin 2009 "The State of the Saskatchewan River Basin" report). Learn more about our watershed’s wildlife visit the Alberta Heritage Parkland Webpage here on wildlife.

The Battle Watershed is also home to a number of species considered to be endangered or threatened, including:

Piping Plover
Whooping Crane*

Northern Leopard Frog**
Peregrine Falcon
Trumpeter Swan*
Ferruginous Hawk
Burrowing Owl

Special Concern:
Spragues Pipit (federally threatened)
Loggerhead Shrike (federally threatened)
Long-billed Curlew
White-winged Scoter
Prairie Falcon

* No longer found in Battle River Watershed

** May no longer occur in the Battle River Watershed. Sightings should be reported to Alberta Fish and Wildlife

For more information

Complete List of Fish and Wildlife Species found in the Battle River Watershed (2010) PDF.

Status of Alberta Wild Species

Alberta Species at Risk

Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting