Public input needed to help improve the health of the Sturgeon River
NAIT researchers are asking for the public’s help in preserving and protecting the Sturgeon River. Specifically, researchers with the School of Resources and Environmental Management are asking individuals who use the watershed to complete a short online survey that will help with an on-going research project being conducted by NAIT.
“We are trying to discover how citizens use the watershed in their daily lives, and their observations of changes to fish, wildlife, water quality and water quantity that they may have observed during their lifetimes,” said Debbie Webb, senior faculty researcher in NAIT’s School of Resources and Environmental Management.
Over the past several decades, the Sturgeon River has changed drastically. Many residents have noticed that the water quality, water flow and depth, as well as populations of fish and wildlife have diminished. The cumulative pressures on this watershed are having a negative impact on its ecological function.
Information from the survey will help to identify restoration practices to improve the health of the watershed.
The survey can be found here.
Surveys must be completed by Dec. 15, 2012.
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