Successful Monitoring Season Finishes & Get Ready, Set, Process Specimens!

A huge congratulations to everyone at the Monitoring Centre for successfully completing wetland and terrestrial monitoring for the summer season 2012! Field season wrapped up on Friday July 27th, and despite a wide variety of challenges throughout the season, field staff were able to complete inventories at over 150 sites from across the province.

They have little time to rest though as specimen processing and rangeland assessments begin next month.

The folks at the Processing Centre will be working on fast forward for the month of August as they temporarily move operations to the University of Alberta. Last year the team processed 7,005 biotic and 1,479 abiotic samples which was an increase of 40% over the previous year. Best of luck for this year!