Columbia Valley Wetland Mapping Project: Combining digital technologies and wetland ecology
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
In 2019, the Kootenay Connect and the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners initiated a project to map the Columbia Valley Wetlands — a large internationally recognized RAMSAR wetland complex. The Columbia Wetlands, which encompass 180km of valley bottom from Canal Flats to north of Golden, are largely undeveloped and difficult to access and study. Using a combination of digital imagery, LiDAR, and drone technology, the entire complex was mapped and each wetland type classified using the provincial Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification system. The mapping is being used to help manage the wetlands and protect species at risk. Join Ryan Durand for a presentation on this project.
Register with the Kootenay Conservation Program at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EwLHxypVQ2aaHDx9Ce8mmg