The Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society (NEWSS) were approved funding for two E-DNA kits for the Koh Learning program.
The Koh Learning in our Watersheds is a SD91 and UNBC partnered project and NEWSS works closely with the program as well.
Wayne Salewski director of NEWSS said these new kits will help determine fish absence and presence by taking water samples and sending them across to the labs at UNBC.
“We will know what fish is present in the water as these fish shed (sloughed) off DNA in the water,” Salewski said.
These kits will save the need for a team of people using traditional methods like electro-shocking or minnow trap.
“Its a very cool project. It is very generous of the community and New Gold to help with this important work,” he added.
New Gold Inc. donated $4617 for the E-DNA kits.