Stó:lō CABIN/STREAM Training

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September 12, 2022 at 9:00 am to September 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm (America/Vancouver)
Chilliwack, B.C.


Living Lakes Canada will facilitate a CABIN/STREAM training and optional monitoring day with the Stó:lō First Nation – S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance and the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance in September 2022. The S’ólh Téméxw is the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people and extends from Yale to Langley, B.C. in the Lower Mainland of B.C.

CABIN is a nationally standardized biomonitoring protocol, developed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and involves collecting benthic macroinvertebrate samples alongside habitat and water quality data to determine stream health. Benthic macroinvertebrates, the community of organisms that live in the substrates along the bottom of a river or stream, are excellent indicators of aquatic health.

STREAM uses a modified version of the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) protocol, developed by ECCC, to collect the benthics, which are the small animals on the bottom of streams. Benthic invertebrates are strong indicators of water quality since some are highly sensitive to pollutants and other changes that impact aquatic ecosystem health.

For more information contact Living Lakes Canada’s eDNA Program Coordinator Rhia MacKenzie (

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