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Into the Wetlands

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open at 7 pm
Speakers start at 7:30 pm
Citizen Brewery Company, 227 35 Ave NE,
Calgary T2E 2K5
Let's go explore the wetlands and say hi to the frogs. Don't forget your rain boots and your beer! 

Conserving Kermit: Reintroduction of northern leopard frogs in western Canada

Lea Randall (Conservation Research Population Ecologist)
Worldwide, no taxonomic group is disappearing faster than amphibians. Once widespread and abundant, northern leopard frogs began to disappear from many wetlands in western North America in the 1970s and ‘80s likely due to habitat loss, invasive species, and disease. Our goal is to help prevent the local extinction and aid the recovery of Northern Leopard frogs in western Canada. I will discuss recent attempts to reintroduce northern leopard frogs in the Columbia Marshes and the East Kootenay region.

Amphibians in the City

Melanie Rathburn (Associate Professor of Biology, Mount Royal University)
Amphibians are indicators of wetland health, but they have been disappearing within urban environments as habitats are being destroyed or degraded. This project, in collaboration with the Miistakis Institute, investigated the health of Calgary’s urban wetlands along the Rotary-Mattamy Greenway. By evaluating different environmental variables at various wetlands around the city, we investigated what specific variables affect amphibian populations. We are now working with the city to determine how we might move forward to protect amphibian biodiversity within Calgary city limits.

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227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, T2E 2K5 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, T2E 2K5
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