On June 2 & 3 we held our second Bioblitz in the Mossom Creek watershed.
WHAT IS A BIOBLITZ?
A BioBlitz is an intense period of study that will generate new scientific data for the Mossom Creek Watershed and surrounding area. The study is carried out by taxonomic specialists and expert naturalists and provides a rigorous inventory of species present in the area that are carefully identified using standard protocol. The research will create a scientific record of a place and moment in time that is accessible to all through standardized database tools, scientifically comparable across the country and into the future.
The results of our 2023 Bioblitz will be available online and become an important part of our natural baseline for the area.
2023 BIOBLITZ PROJECT TEAM
2017 Biolitz results
The Mossom Creek BioBlitz that took place in August, 2017 was the first of it’s kind in the Tri-Cities. The event included participation from our local community, BIMES volunteers, citizen scientists and field experts from across the Lower Mainland. The results have been collated into a report that provides a baseline inventory of a healthy watershed. The report, written by professional biologist Pamela Zevit and Special Projects Coordinator for the South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP), also makes recommendations on the importance of working with local, government and industry partners to continue studying the Port Moody area and implement stewardship strategies that will help support long term watershed health.
The full report can be downloaded here: Mossom Creek Bioblitz Report 2017 (pdf)
The report will be shared with federal, provincial and municipal governments, including the City of Port Moody and Village of Anmore. It will also be made available to local stewardship groups and developers.
Thank you to all those that participated, we look forward to continued study of our local watersheds!
Special thanks to our generous 2017 partners and sponsors: