Wetlands are incredibly diverse, coming in many different shapes, sizes and types, think of open grass-filled marshes compared to wet forests. This diversity makes them tricky to map and an unmapped ecosystem is difficult to conserve. Luckily some new projects are tackling this issue and helping to create a reliable and accurate map of Nova Scotia’s wet areas. Join us during Nova Scotia’s new Wetland Awareness Week on Monday, Aug. 14, 12-1 p.m. for our Lunch and Learn with John Gallop, Wetland and Water Resource Specialist at Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change. John will discuss his department’s work on a LiDAR-based Wet Area Mapping (WAM) for Nova Scotia and this summer’s fieldwork to verify the maps and improve the model.
Our Lunch and Learn will be online so you can sign up on Zoom, catch our Facebook live stream or watch afterwards on our YouTube channel.