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Webinar: Towards Understanding The Influence Of Headwater Catchments On Water Availability In The Athabasca River Basin

March 21st, 2019

Determining the redistribution and storage of water between and among forested hillslopes, wetlands and watercourses is key to understanding runoff at a larger scale. Although the topography of the Western Boreal Plain is generally low relief, upland landforms (small “mountains”) are scattered throughout. In spite of their relatively small areal extent, these mountains likely have a disproportionately large hydrological impact. However, there are not many instrumented catchments on these landforms to understand their function.

In this talk, I will introduce the Stony Mountain Headwater Catchment Observatory, which comprises 5 small (<10 km2) headwater catchments ~40 km south of Fort McMurray; the first of its kind in the lower Athabasca River Basin. I will describe these catchments and some of the innovative technologies that we are using to collect data from the field, as well as present some findings that highlight the importance of northern Alberta’s “mountains” and wetlands on sustaining water flows in local streams and regional rivers in the Athabasca River Basin.

Link
www.eventbrite.ca
Email
wbf_bmp@ducks.ca
Our Forests and Tree Identification using Tree Bee

Our Forests and Tree Identification using Tree Bee

April 8th, 2019

Forests Ontario will discuss the Forest regions of Ontario, identify common trees found in Southern Ontario and use Tree Bee web tool to identify tree species.

Location
Woodbridge Library @Vaughan Public Libraries, 150 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge, Vaughan
Link
treebee.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193

8th Annual Brantford Community Tree Planting

April 28th, 2019

The Brant Tree Coalition invites you to add to the 85,000+ trees planted to date as part of this annual event. Join us at Brant Park (RR 4, 119 Jennings Road, Brantford) where we will gather prior to planting trees and creating a pollinator habitat.

Sunday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location
Brant Park RR 4, 119 Jennings Road Brantford, ON
Phone
519-756-1500