Pasqua Lake Bioblitz

Event Details

June 22nd, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pasqua Lake (Regina/Fort Qu'Appelle), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Be a citizen scientist for a day! NCC needs your help identifying species on one of our new properties located in central Saskatchewan, Pasqua Lake. Identifying species helps us create a baseline inventory so that we can create a property management plan. We will learn how to use iNaturalist, a smartphone application, to identify species and enter data. Don’t worry – you don’t need a smartphone to participate and paper data forms will also be available!

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge! Experts welcome as well!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Pasqua Lake (Regina/Fort Qu’Appelle)

The Pasqua Lake Property is located within Indian Head Plain ecodistrict of the Aspen Parkland ecoregion and falls within the East Parklands Natural Area. This ecoregion has been designated as one of national importance for its high biodiversity and threat rankings. The property is 280 acres (113 ha) in size, including 207 acres (84 ha) of native dominant grassland, 33 acres (13 ha) of trees and shrubs, 38 acres (15 ha) of wetlands and riparian habitats and two acres (<1 ha) of vehicle trails. According to the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre, seven rare or at-risk species have been previously documented within 20 kilometers of the project, including Beaked Annual Skeleton-weed (Shinnersoseris rostrata), Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus), Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens) and Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis), in addition to four Migratory Bird Concentration Sites.

 

What you will be doing

We will be using iNaturalist to identify species to create a baseline inventory for Pasqua Lake's property management plan. This is a great opportunity to directly contribute to the conservation of this beautiful and unique property!

Why you will love it

Baseline inventories help us create property management plans, so that we can use the best possible methods to conserve the property. You get to be a citizen scientist for the day, while learning about a stunning ecological area!

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge! Experts welcome as well! If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry we will have paper data sheets too!

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Dress in Layers
  • Hat
  • Sturdy
  • Close-toed Shoes
Tools
  • Smart phone or tablet (optional)
Miscellaneous
  • Any necessary medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Reusable Water Bottle