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About slocanlakerc

Naturalist, Scientist, Engineer

Species-at-Risk in the Slocan Watershed

The Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP) is pleased to announce that a report on species-at-risk in the Slocan watershed has been completed. The report describes the occurrence of 47 species-at-risk that have been found through a literature search … Continue reading

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SWAMP presentation in New Denver

The SWAMP presentation on March 5, 2016 was well described in a report in the Valley Voice newspaper. Here is some excerpts from the article. “The Bosun Hall in New Denver was packed on March 5 for the ‘Secrets of … Continue reading

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Valley Voice Presentation Description

The following is an excerpt from the Valley Voice newspaper announcing the SWAMP presentation event. Funding for this event was provided by RDCK, Walter Popoff Area H. “This is an opportunity for the public to talk to a number of … Continue reading

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Summer Mapping and other news

The field work on the 2015 field season has been completed. The map below shows the location of the 50 plus ecosystem plot sites and 24 invertebrate sites mapped by Ryan Durand this year. When the final reports are published, … Continue reading

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Fascinating Fungal Finds in Slocan Valley Wetlands

Mushrooms are often overlooked. They are exceedingly diverse, occupy a wide range of habitats and only appear for short periods of time throughout the year. There are not a lot of people looking for them and as such our knowledge … Continue reading

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Benthic sampling underway

We have had a great start to the invertebrate component of SWAMP.  Darcie Quamme of Integrated Ecological Research, Rhia MacKenzie and Tysen Ehlers carried out the field assessment and benthic sampling for four sites including: Upper Winlaw (2 sites), Schneider’s cattail marsh, and … Continue reading

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SWAMP Phase 1 & 2 science reports available here

The report “SWAMP Phase 2” from Durand Ecological is available for download here by clicking on the icon below. This report details the wetlands that were assessed during the summer of 2014. Earlier reports, “SWAMP Phase 1” and the “Manager’s … Continue reading

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SWAMP status

The Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is a group of active people that value the biodiversity and ecological value of wetlands. (See “Who we are”) The long term goal of SWAMP is to utilize existing mapping and inventory … Continue reading

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