Invisible Rivers Beneath our Feet with Dr. Ric Hauer
What do grizzly bears, birds, wolves, and fish have in common?
A dependence on gravel bed rivers—a special type of river found in the mountains—and their floodplains. Here in the Kootenays, our rivers don't just flow in their visible channels, but also flow underground across the valley floor, supporting an extraordinary diversity of life.
Join for a talk with Dr. Ric Hauer: “Invisible rivers beneath our feet: Gravel-bed rivers, the Elk River and coal mining.” Learn about gravel bed rivers, how there’s so much more to our rivers running below the surface and why our rivers are more important that we ever thought. Dr. Hauer will also speak about his research on water pollution from the Elk Valley coal mines, including on the effects of water pollution on macroinvertebrates, those crucial bugs that feed so many of the fish we love.
Join Wildsight for this free presentation on Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm at the Fernie Seniors’ Centre or on Wednesday, May 29 in Cranbrook at the College of the Rockies. You’ll never look at our mountain valleys the same way again.