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Making Sense of the Changing EIA Landscape in BC

Making Sense of the Changing EIA Landscape in BC

In 2019, there will be important changes to environmental assessment processes in BC. Beginning with the new federal Impact Assessment Act, set to roll out in June 2019, followed by the re-worked BC Environmental Assessment Act expected in late 2019, these new laws reflect election promises to restore and revitalize environmental assessment processes. And it isn’t just the legislation that is changing. Read more to learn about the implications to your projects.

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eDNA Technology Successful in Detecting Chinook Salmon

eDNA Technology Successful in Detecting Chinook Salmon

Scientists have determined that eDNA technology is both accurate and effective in detecting presence of Chinook salmon in Yukon waterways. Technology Innovation of the Yukon Research Centre, and Hemmera, a local environmental consulting company have completed the first environmental DNA (eDNA) research of its kind to detect a species that is both culturally and economically significant to Yukoners.

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Chinook salmon habitat use mapped with eDNA technology

Chinook salmon habitat use mapped with eDNA technology

Scientists are filtering DNA from Yukon waterways to map Chinook salmon habitat use. This eDNA technology could provide the most accurate, and cost effective information to date on where salmon spawn. This new technology is a great benefit to management agencies, industry, environmental assessors, and the overall health of the species.

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