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Streamkeepers Course Hosted by Peninsula Streams

Peninsula Streams Society

Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, 2 April 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

Streamkeepers Course Hosted by Peninsula Streams

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Course Fee 2 Tickets Ended $55.00 $0.00

Event Details

The course will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd (April 2017), both days from 9am-4:30pm. Each morning (9-1pm) is spent indoors learning from the Pacific Streamkeepers Training Modules, and afternoons (1-4:30pm) are outside doing field activities by/in Tod Creek. Please bring a lunch (lunch will be in the classroom from 12:30-1pm).

Instructors - Brian Koval (Peninsula Streams Society) and Dave Clough (D R Consulting)

Classroom Location - * new venue information will be emailed to participants *

Field Location - Tod Creek

Content:  The objective of this course is to provide a science-based explanation of stream health. The ecology of streams is explained in modules that provide basic information on determining the health of a stream. As Streamkeepers, you will learn skills necessary to learn about and look after the streams in your community. The course includes films and slide shows of each module. The textbook used is the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation “Streamkeepers Handbook” of which there are 14 modules, but the core modules that will be covered in this course are as follows:

Course Modules:

Day 1:

Introduction:  Why Streamkeepers were formed and why it is so important.
Module 1:  Introductory stream habitat survey (your watershed – is it altered, what are the inputs)
Module 2:  Advanced stream habitat survey (identify the good features- logs, gravel pools)

Day 2:

Module 3:  Water quality survey (pH, 02, Temp, Turbidity – how does the creek score on a checklist)
Module 4:  Stream invertebrate survey (bugs – great indicators of stream health).
Module 7 (time permitting):  Streamside Planting (local native plant species)
Module 11 (time permitting):  Juvenile Fish trapping and identification (slide show, fry trapping, handling).

Materials:  Training manuals (with Modules 1-4, 7 and 11) will be provided. Bring gumboots or waders, warm clothes, raingear AND your lunch (lunch will be in the classroom from 12:30-1pm). Lightweight Hi-vis vests are also included in the course fee (http://www.pskf.ca/saw/index.html).

Note:  Please bring your lunch with you, as unfortunately there won't be time to go off-site for lunch.

For more on Streamkeepers, to view the entire manual, and for a video on each module, visit: http://www.pskf.ca/publications/handbook.html

Have questions about Streamkeepers Course Hosted by Peninsula Streams? Contact Peninsula Streams Society

When & Where


* new venue details will be emailed to participants *

Saanich, BC
Canada

Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, 2 April 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)


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