“Brown Bag” Seminar on Fish Monitoring and Mercury Assessment in Glacier National Park
Contact: Ellen Blickhan, 406 888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center will be hosting a presentation on native fish and fish monitoring by Chris Downs, Glacier National Park Fisheries Biologist on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in the Community Building in Park Headquarters, West Glacier. The results of a recently completed fish tissue mercury assessment conducted on multiple park lakes and what they mean for human and wildlife fish consumers will be featured.
Downs manages and monitors the aquatic resources in Glacier National Park. His work includes supporting development and implementation of the park's new Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention program. He is the subject expert for various water rights and water quality related issues, and manages the park's air quality monitoring program. Prior to his three years at Glacier National Park, Downs spent 10 years working as a Senior Fishery Research Biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in northern Idaho.
These Brown Bag lectures are made available by Glacier National Park's Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center: http://www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/ccrlc.htm.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.