The Electronic Guidebook is now available. You can download the guidebook from here


Welcome to Alberta Watercourse Crossing Collaborative

Our purpose is to assist in the recovery of lost, isolated, and damaged fishery habitat from poorly installed and maintained watercourse crossings.



Our work

The Alberta WaterCourse Crossing Collaborative  (AWC3) is a not-for-profit society comprised of public members, roadway WCC practitioners, tenured roadway owners, regulators, First Nations and Metis communities, scientists, municipalities, academics, ecologists and others who are responsible for and interested in restoring fish passage and habitat quality to watercourse crossing sites that are fragmented from improper crossing installation and poor maintenance.


The AWC3 Board of Directors


  • Bruce Nielsen – Consulting Practitioner, Forester, Ecologist
  • Ben Poltorak – Consulting Practitioner, Forester, Scientist
  • Michael Bender – Engineer, Consulting Practitioner, Scientist
  • Michael Wagner – Forest Hydrologist, Regulator, Forester
  • Sean Beattie – Construction Superintendent
  • Mike Hunka – Regulator, Biologist


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