Riparian Monitoring StewardBy 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 benchmark measurements that help us to know if our work is actually making a difference.
With the support of the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation in 2018, we created a new role that allowed volunteers to get involved in this important first step, and we are excited to offer this opportunity again this year! Riparian Monitoring Stewards 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 new position, and to Alberta Ecotrust for supporting this great leap forward in getting this much needed and worthwhile project off the ground!
Training for this volunteer position takes place in late spring each year. To receive email notification when training is ready for sign-up, please check off “Environmental Monitoring with Digital Apps” as Program Interest in your MyVolunteerPage account. You can create an account if you don’t already have one, by clicking the button below.
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If you’d like to know more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-238-3841.