January Speaker Series – The Problem with Carp
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The Problem with Carp: Understanding Prussian Carp and other Aquatic Invasives in Alberta
Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online using Zoom Video Conferencing Technology
Presented by Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Alberta Environment and Parks
The invasive fish species Prussian carp has been discovered in Fish Creek Provincial Park, after being discovered in other waterways in this province over the past few years. At this fascinating presentation you can enjoy a quick overview of the Alberta Environment and Parks’ Aquatic Invasive Species program, highlighting how Prussian carp fit into each element of the program, and then learn about Prussian carp specifics and challenges in dealing with this species. Challenges surrounding Prussian carp include identifying them in comparison to closely related species and managing the effects of their increasing populations. Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, will discuss response efforts tried or considered to date, and will share what is known about this invasive fish. This Fish Creek Speaker Series presentation will be the start of a bigger partnership opportunity where Alberta Environment and Parks can work with the Friends of Fish Creek to explore collaborative response options.
Nicole Kimmel received a B.Sc. of Environmental Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2000 with a Specialization in Wildlife and Rangeland Sciences. She began working with Alberta government upon graduation, as a research assistant. After 10 years in research, her role evolved to tackling invasive plants, and in 2018, she moved to Environment and Parks as the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist. There she supports the five elements of the AIS program, Policy and Legislation, Education and Outreach, Monitoring, Watercraft Inspections/Decontamination and Response. Nicole has over 21 years of service with the Government of Alberta all working on invasive species.
Free for Friends of Fish Creek Members, $10 for non-members, free for youth 16 years of age and younger with a registered adult.
Please note, you do not need to have a Zoom account to join.
If two or more people watch on one device, Zoom will recognize this as one participant. 150 tickets will be available, however only the first 100 devices will be able to join.
Photo courtesy of Nicole Kimmel