Become a Citizen Scientist!
The CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network) protocol was developed by Environment Canada, and is an aquatic biological and chemical monitoring program for assessing freshwater ecosystems, primarily stream and river habitats.
CABIN training provides the tools necessary for users to conduct consistent, comparable and scientifically credible assessments of streams.
CABIN Field Technician Certification is offered through the Canadian Rivers Institute of the University of New Brunswick. The field practicum will be lead by Living Lakes Canada and sponsored locally by the Elk River Watershed Alliance (ERA). Certification provides access to a suite of web-accessible tools and resources such as a national database of biological reference condition information, a data management system, analytical software and reporting tools along with the on the ground practical CABIN protocol and related documents.
The ERA uses CABIN during low flow sampling in the fall on both Lizard and Alexander Creeks as part of their community-based water quality monitoring program.
When: August 11 & 12, 2014
Where: Fernie, BC (Elk River Watershed): utilizing Lizard & Alexander Creeks
Instructors: Heather Leschied and Raegan Mallinson, Living Lakes Canada
Cost: Non-profit Rate: $125 Field Practicum + $125 Field Technician Certification (online modules via the University of New Brunswick).
*Modules 1, 2 and Data Entry must be completed prior to the Field Practicum
Registration deadline: July 4, 2014
For more information and to register visit:
e-mail Ayla at Elk River Alliance [email protected]