Hidden Creek is a gem nestled in the shale and limestone of the Canadian Rockies. It has been a popular recreation area for many years. Like many of our beautiful spaces here in southern Alberta, Hidden Creek was damaged in the 2013 floods. The combination of these factors has contributed to the destruction of aquatic and riparian habitat, which threatens downstream water quality. Habitat degradation and poor water quality are some of the major issues faced by populations of fish like bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout isolated in Hidden Creek.