Heather Leschied Receives Conservation Leadership Award

This past November, the Kootenay Conservation Program dedicated a portion of their annual gathering in Creston to showcase individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in the field of conservation. One of those people being honoured was our very own […]

Water Leaders Gather for First National Dialogue on Community-based Water Monitoring

The first weekend of November, leading lake experts from across North America including academics, citizen monitoring groups and members from all levels of government will converge in Banff, Alberta for the 36th annual North American Lake Management Society Symposium, hosted […]

Announcement and Call for Proposals: NALMS 2016

Living Lakes Canada is co-hosting the 36th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) in Banff from November 1-4, 2016. The theme of this year’s symposium is Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth with Lake Sustainability. There may be no locale more […]

HEADWATERS: Reduced federal oversight leaves a critical resource exposed

It powers industry and is the lifeblood of healthy communities. But years of reduced federal oversight, Mark Hume writes, have left the government with major decisions about managing a resource we take for granted. A wonderful series by the Globe and Mail’s […]

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STREAM & DNA metabarcoding

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 […]


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