invasive species

Bioindicators: No Backbone Required

Bioindicators: No Backbone Required

Creepy crawlies in your lakes and rivers!!! What can they tell us about water quality? Are they dangerous? How can I learn more? Our Outreach Assistants answer these questions plus more in this blog, all about BMIs - the "backbone" of our aquatic ecosystems!

The Good, The Bad, and the Weedy

The Good, The Bad, and the Weedy

Please help OWC fight the aliens. There are opportunities to get out on the land all summer! Did you know that there are some plants that can devastate our water security in Alberta? Read on to understand the threat that these invaders pose to our drinking water and to learn more about what is being done, and what you can do to help!

Weeds in southwest Alberta: new research findings

Weeds in southwest Alberta: new research findings

Dr Sonia Graham from Australia has submitted a guest article about a study in southern Alberta. Ranchers, private companies, government organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) were interviewed as part of a social research project titled “Collective Weed Management in Canada”. Read more about this weedy subject ...