FORREX Watershed Management Extension Listserv – Dec 6, 2006

This list posting, published by FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, is supported in part by BC Ministry of Forests and Range through the Forest Investment Account, Forest Science Program. For details or to contact FORREX, visit

———-TABLE OF CONTENTS———————————-
1) Soil Orders of Canada – Online teaching tool
2) BLCSS Train the Trainer LakeKeeper program
3) New Publications
4) Events / Conferences / Workshops
5) Watershed Management Training

1) Soil Orders of Canada – Online Teaching Tool

The objective of this teaching tool is to provide video footage of soil
identification and classification. The teaching tool consists of 10
videos that illustrate characteristics of 10 soil orders within the
Canadian System of Soil Classification. Numerous soil description and
identification techniques are demonstrated. This material provides a
valuable teaching resource for various courses in soil science,
agriculture, forestry, and natural resource management either as an
in-class or off-campus review.


2) BLCSS Train the Trainer LakeKeeper Program

BLCSS is launching our “LakeKeeper Workshops” this spring. We are
looking for individuals with a knowledge and/or background in the
following science related fields; biology, freshwater science, fisheries
and limnology. Those interested in pursuing this opportunity will be
trained and certified by qualified BCLSS board members, through our
“Train the Trainers LakeKeeper” program.

We are looking for instructors in the following regions of BC:
– Lower Mainland,
– Vancouver Island,
– Omenica Peace,
– Smithers/North Coast,
– Kootenays,
– Okanagan, and the Thompson Nicola.

Each LakeKeepers workshop will be approximately 1- 1.5 days long and
will be offered once or twice a year. These are not volunteer positions;
each certified instructor will be compensated for their time, travel and
any other related expenses.
Further information:

3) New Watershed Management Publications

i) FAO Forestry Paper 150-The New Generation of Watershed Management
Programmes and Projects

On the occasion of the International Year of Mountains – 2002, FAO and
its partners undertook a large-scale assessment and global review of the
current status and future trends of integrated and participatory
watershed management. The overall objectives were to promote the
exchange and dissemination of experiences in implementing watershed
management projects in the decade from 1990 to 2000 and to identify the
vision for a new generation of watershed management programmes and
projects. This resource book represents a summary and critical analysis
of the rich discussions and vast material that emerged during the
review, as well as the review’s findings and recommendations. It
presents the state of the art in watershed management, promotes further
reflection and creative thinking and proposes new ideas and approaches
for future watershed management programmes and projects.

This publication has been written primarily for field-level watershed
management practitioners and local decision-makers involved in watershed
management at the district or municipality level. It will also be a
useful source of information for other readers such as senior officers
and consultants specialized in other areas, evaluators, policy-makers
and students of watershed management.


ii) Canadian Water Resources Journal

Volume 31, Number 4, Winter 2006

– Paleoenvironmental Perspectives on Drought in Western Canada –
– Long Hydroclimate Records from Tree-Rings in Western Canada:
Potential, Problems and Prospects
– Tree-Ring Inferences on Water-Level Fluctuations of Lake Athabasca
– Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Streamflow in the Churchill River
Basin, Northern Saskatchewan
– A Comparison of 1858-59 and 2000-01 Drought Patterns on the Canadian
– Forest Fire-Conducive Drought Variability in the Southern Canadian
Boreal Forest and Associated Climatology Inferred from Tree Rings
– Drought, Tree Rings and Water Resource Management in Colorado

More information:

iii) Forestry Environmental Program News (Vol. 18, No. 08)
– Greenhouse gas emissions from forestry operations
– Request for proposals on effects of harvest residue removals on soil
– SOLE: The Southern On-Line Estimator
– FIA User Group Meeting
– NCASI Biometrics Working Group
– Sources of sediment in a Georgia watershed
– Effects of silviculture treatments on wildfire
– Effects of forest management on soil carbon


iv) Review of Groundwater-salmon Interactions in British Columbia

The report describes the interactions of surface and groundwater
relative to fish habitat, the importance of groundwater to salmon
survival and spawning, threats to groundwater and salmon posed by human
activities and climate change, and much-needed improvements to
groundwater measuring, management and regulation relative to fish

The review can be found at:

v) Science Findings (December 2006, Vol. 89)

Monitoring forests from space: quantifying forest change by using
satellite data, by Warren Cohen and Sean Healey


3) EVENTS / CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS **= new additions to list Dec 6,

Dec 11-15, 2006. 2006 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San

** Jan 12, 2007. The San Juan Connection: Rest stop for ocean-bound
salmon? Anacortes Public Library.

Feb 6-8, 2007. Northwest Stream Restoration Design Symposium. Skamania
Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.

Feb 8-9, 2007. Source Water Protection & Planning: American Water Works
Association. Vancouver.

Feb 12-13, 2007. 42nd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality
Research. Burlington, Ontario.

** Feb 16, 2007. Pacific Northwest Estuaries – What makes them so
productive? Anacortes Public Library.

Feb 19-21, 2007. Riparian Management in Headwater Catchments:
Translating Science into Management. University of British Columbia,

Feb 21-23, 2007. ExpoFor 2007 (ABCFP Forestry Conference and Annual
General Meeting). Harrison Hot Springs.

** Feb 21-24, 2007. Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for
Northwestern Vertebrate Biology. Victoria.

Feb 27-28, 2007. 4th Conference on Hydrogeology, Ecology, Monitoring,
and Management of Groundwater in Karst Terrains. Safety Harbor, FL.

Feb 25-27, 2007. 2nd Canadian National Wastewater Management Conference
and Policy Forum. Edmonton.

Mar 2007. BC Ground Water Association AGM. Langley.

Mar 20-23, 2007. Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop.
Seattle, WA.

Mar 27-31, 2007. 2007 BC Ground Water Association Convention and Trade
Show. Langley.

Mar 26-29, 2007. Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference –
Knowledge for the Salish Sea: Toward Collaborative Transboundary
Solutions. Vancouver

Apr 21-22, 2007. BCWWA 35th Annual Conference and Trade Show.

April 21-25, 2007 8th Western Canadian Symposium on Water Quality
Research. Penticton.

May 14-16, 2007. 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence. Toronto.

May 27-31, 2007. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Sheraton Wall
Centre Vancouver.

May 28-June 1, 2007. CGU Annual Scientific Meeting-2007. St. John’s,

June 18-22, 2007. Alluvial Fans 2007. Banff, Alberta, Canada

** June 18 to 22, 2007. 6th North American Forest Ecology Workshop,

** June 24-28, 2007. AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE). Toronto.

Dec 10-14, 2007. 2007 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco.


4) WATERSHED MANAGEMENT TRAINING **= new additions to list Dec 6, 2006.

Malaspina Natural Resources Extension Program

Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Uses
Feb 22-23, 2007. Nanaimo
** Apr 14-15, 2007. Burnaby
** Apr 14-15, 2007. Kelowna
** Apr 17-18, 2007. West Vancouver
** Apr 21-22, 2007. Victoria
** Apr 28-29, 2007. Prince George
** Apr 28-29, 2007. Merritt
** May 22-23, 2007. Castlegar
** May 29-30, 2007. Fort St. John

Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects
Jan 9-11, 2007. Vancouver
Jan 16-18, 2007. Victoria
** Feb 19-21, 2007. Nanaimo

Erosion and Sediment Control

** Mar 13-15, 2007. Nanaimo
** Mar 20-22, 2007. West Vancouver
** Apr 10-12, 2007. Kelowna
** Apr 17-19, 2007. Prince George
June 5-7, 2007 Chilliwack
June 11-13, 2007 Fort St. John
June 11-13, 2007 Campbell River

Fisheries Field Technician Certificate Program (FFTCP)
Jan 29-Mar 2, 2007. Port McNeil
** Mar 29-Jun.29, 2007. Fraser Lake

Identification of Freshwater Fishes
** Feb 12-13, 2007. Victoria
** Feb 15-16, 2007. West Vancouver
** Apr 11-12, 2007. Prince George

Resource Inventory Standards Committee Field Operator GPS Training
** Apr 3-4, 2007. Nanaimo

Riparian Area Regulation
Mar 7-9, 2007. Nanaimo
Apr 2-4, 2007. Kamloops
Apr 17-19, 2007. Vancouver

S-100 Fire Suppression And Safety
Jan 13-14, 2007. Nanaimo
** Jun 2-3, 2007. Nanaimo


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