Field Tour

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Tour of Lac Du Bois and Tranquille Valley:  Grasslands, Species at Risk, and Ecosystem Resilience

Saturday May 11, 2019
Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Departs from TRU Conference Centre, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops.

Registration fee:  $145 (transportation and lunch provided).


Field Tour Overview

The area around Kamloops supports a variety of unique wildlife and plant communities. In the immediate area around Kamloops, there are great opportunities to explore these and learn about Kamloops natural history. In both Tranquille and Lac du Bois areas, we will explore and discuss applied biology projects that provide guidance to mitigate development impacts on snakes, facilitate recovery of Burrowing Owls and manage invasive species impacts on grasslands. Join us and our tour guides from the city of Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University, APB member Dave Low and well-known naturalist Frank Ritcey. Whether you are a biologist or just someone who likes to view wildlife, this trip will be fun, informative and great opportunity to explore southern interior grasslands, associated habitats and wildlife.

Species to note during this tour include Williamson Sapsucker, Western Screech Owl, Burrowing Owl, Western Toad, Columbian Spotted Frog, Long Toed Salamander, Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Rubber Boa, Gopher Snake, Yellow Bellied Racer, Common Garter Snake, Western Terrestrial Garter Snake, Painted turtle, and over 12 bat species.

This field trip INVOLVES SOME HIKING. Please dress accordingly.  It is recommended to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt to protect from ticks.

For more information on Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area

We hope to see you there!