CMN is building a Stewardship Project Registry that captures records of completed projects for many of the funding organizations in the Pacific Region. The data base and web map provide a public view of information about earlier stewardship projects for grant makers and proponents in locations and regions where they are considering new proposals. Find out more here
CMN has developed new data forms for use on a mobile device to record key SHIM attributes. SHIMobile enables practitioners to record important attributes about stream and riparian features using a common data dictionary. Find out more here.
Globe and Mail article on the recent CMN project: Assessing Wetland Compensation in the Lower Fraser River Estuary
Follow the link below to read the recent article by MARK HUME:
Marsh and Riparian Habitat Compensation in the Fraser River Estuary: A Guide for Managers and Practitioners
Only 1/3 of sampled marsh habitat compensation sites created between 1983 & 2010 are acceptably compensating for habitat losses even though No-Net-Loss was required by Fisheries and Oceans. The assessment project was funded by Environment Canada’s National Wetland Conservation Fund.
The complete “Guide for Managers and Practitioners” is available here.
The WildResearch Nightjar Survey is a citizen science survey program that collects baseline data for an understudied group of birds of conservation concern, the nightjars. – more
A 2015 survey of the compensations sites in the Lower Fraser River Estuary finds only 1/3 of the sites achieved No-Net-Loss as required by Fisheries and Oceans policy. The project was funded by Environment Canada’s National Wetland Conservation Fund.
The complete data report is available here.
The goals of the Nechako Watershed Health Atlas are:
– to assess the health of the Nechako River watershed in north central BC using best available data from a range of sources;
– to inform and influence decisions and actions that can improve the health and sustainability of the watershed and the communities that depend on it.
The Fraser Basin Council is the project lead with support from the Community Mapping Network and several partners from across the Nechako region
A new video produced by Leanna Boyer was added to the Eelgrass Atlas. Go to the eelgrass atlas page by selecting from the list of CMN atlases.
Great Blue Herons are a Blue-listed speciesin in BC and are vulnerable to disturbance by Bald Eagles and humans. The Great Blue Heron Atlas (on CMN) is now available for public view here