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Teaching citizen scientists to hunt for ‘canary in the coal mine’ in Alberta’s rivers

Standing ankle-deep in a shallow, fast-moving section of the Tay River, Raegan Mallinson is using a kicknet — essentially a large net attached to a broomstick — and when the timer starts, she enthusiastically begins what she dubs, jokingly, a “river dance.” Mallinson is a trainer with Living Lakes Canada, a group that brings together nonprofits, academics, watershed councils, Indigenous groups and community members to combat the prevalence of what are known as “data-deficient rivers”. More:

Teaching citizen scientists to hunt for ‘canary in the coal mine’ in Alberta’s rivers  –  The Narwhal
A Snapshot of Community Based Water Monitoring in Canada (Report)  –  Living Lakes Canada
New WWF-Canada report reveals the health of 60 per cent of Canada’s sub-watersheds is unknown  –  WWF.CA

Water Biomonitoring

Science of aquatic biomonitoring  –  Canada.ca
Using Benthic Invertebrates as Bioindicators  –  Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program (RAMP)Standing ankle-deep in a shallow, fast-moving section of the Tay River, Raegan Mallinson is using a kicknet — essentially a large net attached to a broomstick — and when the timer starts, she enthusiastically begins what she dubs, jokingly, a “river dance.” Mallinson is a trainer with Living Lakes Canada, a group that brings together nonprofits, academics, watershed councils, Indigenous groups and community members to combat the prevalence of what are known as “data-deficient rivers”. More:

Teaching citizen scientists to hunt for ‘canary in the coal mine’ in Alberta’s rivers  –  The Narwhal
A Snapshot of Community Based Water Monitoring in Canada (Report)  –  Living Lakes Canada
New WWF-Canada report reveals the health of 60 per cent of Canada’s sub-watersheds is unknown  –  WWF.CA

Water Biomonitoring

Science of aquatic biomonitoring  –  Canada.ca
Using Benthic Invertebrates as Bioindicators  –  Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program (RAMP)

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