Living Lakes Canada and partners, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, University of Guelph and WWF-Canada, are field testing the use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) for benthic invertebrates. eDNA is an emerging tool for monitoring present biodiversity. It uses gene […]
Most West Kootenay communities depend on small streams for domestic and agricultural water supply. Many of these streams also provide important aquatic and riparian habitat. The ability of these small streams to continue to supply water for human use and […]
Lac La Biche is the seventh largest lake in Alberta, with importance to the local economy and culture. In recent years, Lac La Biche has experienced declines in water quality and fish populations, leading to widespread blue-green algal blooms and fishery […]
Water stewardship is integral to water sustainability in Canada. Protecting and conserving Canada’s lakes, rivers, wetlands and aquifers are a top priority for water stewardship groups and indigenous communities. These groups face many challenges in developing and implementing monitoring plans […]
Fisheries and Oceans Canada completed a Foreshore Inventory and Mapping project on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in 2004, and again in 2008. Within that timeframe the level of impact increased, amount of land designated as urban residential increased, […]
In November 2017, Living Lakes Canada co-hosted the Cracking the Code in 3D: Water Data Hub and Monitoring Framework conference to envision a Water Monitoring Framework for the Columbia Basin. As a follow up to the CBT report, by Dr. Martin […]
For the past 74 years, the Brilliant Headpond has been managed for hydro-electric generation purposes and has been referred to as an industrial commodity. The priority has been maximizing economic revenue while providing an energy source for residents and industry. […]
Want to start monitoring in your watershed? Living Lakes Canada offers water monitoring training workshops for streams, lakes and groundwater. We offer participants certification in provincial and federal standardized protocols such as the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). We provide leadership support for communities setting up water monitoring programs. To inquire about training and community-based water monitoring programs contact us today.
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