Beaver living on the Nicola River, Merritt BC File Photo KDG

Beaver living on the Nicola River, Merritt BC
A creature with an effect on higher habitats. File Photo KDG

The Nicola Naturalist Society is having a presentation on the water levels of ponds in the area . Thursday October 15th in the NVIT (Community College on Belshaw Street at 7 PM. the presentation has to speakers and a point of view that global warming is responsible for low water levels.

Aaron Coelho is an Environmental Consultant, based in Kamloops and Dr. Wendy Gardner is a professor at Thompson Rivers University specializing in grassland ecology, range management and ecosystem restoration. Together they studied the impacts of climate change on surface water in BC’s semi-arid grasslands. The loss of grassland ponds will impact ranching, wildlife and entire ecosystems. This fascinating research is highly relevant to the future of the Merritt area.

The college says no food or drinks in the lecture hall and there is free parking for this event.

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