27 Feb BCLSS: Lake Ice Reporting
Photo Credit: Shirley Smith
BC Lake Stewardship Society (BCLSS) is calling on local citizen scientists to help in recording ice on and off events on their local lake. This data helps us better understand the effects of global climate change. One of the effects of climate change scientists have found is the changing thaw cycles of northern water bodies. Although, since climate change is not consistent there are large gaps in the current monitoring network across the country. Therefore, more data is required from more regions (Ice Watch, 2018).
“The BCLSS encourages citizen scientists to document ice information for your local lake. The larger the data sets available, the better we can understand the effects changing ice cover has on lake health, local wildlife, and citizen lake use.” – BCLSS, 2019
Ice collection data sheets can be found here. Please send all ice data to the BCLSS – it will be entered in the BCLSS and IceWatch databases.