2018 Class 1 Electrofishing Training Course
The Class 1 Electrofishing Certification Course will run May 15-16, 2018. The course is currently limited to 40 participants and is expected to fill extremely fast. Registration for the course will open February 26th. Payment must be made at the time of registration. We accept payment using a credit card through our Paypal site. If paying through a company purchase order, we ask that you initiate the purchase order prior to registration to give us a number to match to the invoice.
Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council - IWS receive 2017 Loblaw Water Fund to support Water Quality Training and Monitoring for the Indigenous Observation Network
The IWS partnered with the Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council Science Department to expand the water quality monitoring under the Indigenous Observation Network (ION) and to provide training on the use of passive samplers to monitor for hydrocarbon and metal contaminants. This project expands water quality data collection in the Upper Yukon River region toward the World Wildlife Fund watershed reporting, increases monitoring sites in the Yukon River and builds capacity for Indigenous community based monitoring using best available methods.
IWS receives Ontario Best in Science Award 2016-2018
The IWS received Best in Science funding through the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to study the effects of neonicotioid pesticides on common milkweed plants adjacent to intensive agricultural fields in Southwestern Ontario. This 2 year study will determine if neonicotinoid pesticides migrate off fields into adjacent habitat and will help determine what impacts neonicotinoid insecticides may have on monarch butterflies. It will help improve understanding of the effect this type of insecticide may have on wild pollinators.