Biomonitoring in the Kawartha Watershed
Aquatic biomonitoring is the science of using living organisms to track the condition of our water resources, for example streams, wetlands, and lakes. These organisms require an aquatic environment for all or a significant part of their life cycles and as such changes in their populations can provide significant insight into the health of our waterways.
Join Kawartha Conservation Aquatic Biologist Brett Tregunno for our next Integrated Watershed Management Speaker Series Event and learn how Kawartha Conservation’s Environmental Monitoring program uses bottom-dwelling aquatic invertebrates (e.g., insects, spiders, worms, crustaceans, etc.) to evaluate the condition of local streams, with particular focus on the communities that we typically encounter in the Kawartha watershed.
Feature Image:Stonefly Head Dorsal