Riparian Health AssessmentsBy Shana Barbour
The Friends have spearheaded projects aimed at improving the riparian health along Fish Creek since 2014; riparian health assessments are the first step in this important work as they provide baseline data to highlight candidates for future restoration. This baseline data can then indicate whether our restoration efforts were successful.
Riparian Health Assessment volunteers will learn how to use a riparian health scoring tool to assess ecosystem health along Fish Creek and help us to create a long-term plan for our ReWilding projects. These volunteers will also be involved in monitoring our previous restoration sites to help determine if our past work has contributed to improved riparian health. Click here to view Volunteer Job Description.
We are grateful to the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society (more commonly known as Cows and Fish) for their knowledge and expertise in this area and willingness to work with us to train volunteers in this position.
Training for this volunteer position takes place in June each year. To receive email notification when training is ready for sign-up, please check off “Riparian Monitoring Steward” as a Program Interest in your MyImpact account. You can create an account if you don’t already have one, by clicking the button below.
If you’d like to know more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Dylan Barnes, Citizen Science & Stewardship Coordinator, at email@example.com. or 403-238-3841 ext. 5.