Due to the current and evolving COVID-19 situation, Environment and Climate Change Canada, in cooperation with the Canadian Rivers Institute, has suspended the CABIN training program for 2020 (both online and field). Living Lakes Canada has been working closely with the STREAM team to develop appropriate social distancing […]
STREAM (Sequencing the Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring: www.stream-dna.com) is a community-based project that involves the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates from rivers across Canada to generate a better understanding of the health of river systems. STREAM is a collaboration between Living […]
During the last few months, Living Lakes Canada has been working behind the scenes to expand its Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program. In early June with COVID restrictions easing up and social distancing protocols in place, we were able to […]
Living Lakes Canada team member Kyle Prince recently assisted installing a series of hydrometric stations and collecting water samples in the Columbia Wetlands near Invermere, B.C. This work was conducted for the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners (CWSP) Hydrology Project, which […]
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is an emerging tool for monitoring present biodiversity. It uses gene sequencing linked to DNA/RNA barcode libraries to allow for faster, more complete profile of biodiversity content from very small samples. Internationally, countries like Australia, the EU […]
Living Lakes Canada delivers programs in 4 core areas: watershed awareness and education; citizen science and stewardship; watershed restoration; and innovative policy approaches for governance, management, and planning. We are a collaboration of community organizations working to build capacity for the effective protection of Canada’s freshwater resources, by bridging the gap between science and action to foster a culture of normalizing water stewardship through citizen science.