Designing Citizen Science Protocol with Head, Grass and Kashagawigamog Lakes

Proj. #:4830
Description:Kashagawigamog is a large, heavily populated central lake in a five-lake chain in Haliburton County. It is suspected that the lake hosts several aquatic invasive plant and animal species. The Kashagawigamog Lake Organization recently received funds to purchase aquatic invasive species detection equipment for Kashagawigamog and the connected Head and Grass Lakes. This project involves 1) determining what type of aquatic invasive species detection equipment is best for these lakes and; 2) designing practical, accessible protocols for “citizen science” volunteers to use the equipment, e.g. instructive documents and mapping.