Christina Lake Fish Health Study

Aug 24, 2021 | Announcement

Participants Needed

If you want to help understand the health of the fish in Christina Lake, we are asking for your participation in an upcoming fish study. The CRDAC, through Higher Ground Consulting, will be doing a fish health study on September 8th and 9th, 2021.

Led by fish biologist, Chris Stoesz, the team will work with Conklin community members to perform the study. In order to do so we are for looking for participants who want to fish in the morning. You do not need a fishing license as we will obtain a fish permit for research purposes from Alberta Environment and Parks.

We are also asking for people to participate in the afternoon dissection sessions where we will evaluate the general health of each fish pulled from the lake.

The fish program is part of a larger study funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada to help understand the potential impact of the surrounding oil sands development on the Conklin Region.


8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 8 and Thursday September 9, 2021

Meet at the Christina Lake Lodge

Maximum participants: 3 community members


2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 8 and Thursday September 9, 2021

Meet at the Conklin Multiplex

Maximum participants: 8 community members

A fish being examined

Participants will receive a 1/2 day honorarium for participation ($150 for non-elders and $200 for elders).

Registration is required. Please contact Kim Desjarlais directly by email or call (780) 799-9761.

Our team has been double vaccinated!