10 May Osprey Nest Monitoring Workshop and Project
OSPREY NEST MONITORING PROJECT
The Osprey Nest Monitoring Project is a Citizen-Science initiative that seeks to build the capacity of information on the status of breeding ospreys in the Kootenay Lake area. The project will also contribute to engaging and educating Basin residents and catalyzing them to be active stewards of Kootenay Lake. Increasing our understanding of breeding Ospreys is extremely important as they are considered bio- indicators of aquatic health, depending almost exclusively on fish for their diet. Currently, there is a fisheries decline occurring on Kootenay Lake and it has become increasingly important to enhance our knowledge of the breeding success of this sentinel species.
As FOKLSS was successful in applying for funding from the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund and the quick on-set of the breeding cycle of Kootenay Lake Osprey’s, we are offering the Osprey Nest Monitoring Workshop. This workshop will take place on Monday, May 17th, 2016 and Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 and will involve Nest Monitoring techniques by boat and by land. Facilitators Janice Arndt and Elaine Moore will walk volunteers through important information needed to monitor Osprey nest breeding behaviours and educate for boat tour monitoring that FOKLSS will initiate in June, July and August. The team of facilitators have been involved in over 18 years of monitoring from Waneta to Balfour. The FOKLSS Osprey Monitoring project will help inform on-the ground action projects for future years. The project will increase the scope of the monitoring to include the main body of Kootenay Lake and develop a brochure for interpretation. We will be using proven protocol established from this 18 year monitoring program and all the results will be uploaded to BC Nest Records, Provincial Species Inventory Database and to Project NestWatch.
COME JOIN US FOR THIS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME FOR THE ONGOING BOAT SURVEY’S THIS SUMMER!
July 19th and July 20th on Kootenay Lake: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a spot on the boat
August 15th and August 16th on Kootenay Lake: Contact email@example.com for a spot on the boat