ROCKY MOUNTAIN EASTERN SLOPES BIOMONITORING PROJECT, PHASE IICategory: 2020, Current, Grant, Major Project, Water
The Rocky Mountain Eastern Slopes Biomonitoring Project, Phase II will provide stream health assessment training for cross-sector collaboration including Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPAC), Indigenous communities, all levels of government, academia, consultants, and industry professionals. The project will implement the first stages of a train-the-trainer program. The program will build community capacity. Local trainers will require less resources spent on travel and provide opportunities for additional CABIN courses that will certify more community-based water monitors in time. By increasing the numbers of CABIN certified monitors, more biomonitoring programs will be implemented leading to more traditional and DNA samples that can be included in developing the CABIN reference models. This project will facilitate the coordination of the first stages of the development of a CABIN reference model for the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. A CABIN field certification will be held in Rocky Mountain House Fall 2021 (COVID restrictions permitting).
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