In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary celebration, BioBlitz Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation are supporting a series of public BioBlitz’s across the nation. Yukon Conservation Data Centre and Parks Canada, in partnership with the Kluane First Nation and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, are hosting the Yukon’s 150BioBlitz in the Kluane area, as well as in Kluane National Park and Reserve.

All are welcome to participate! Come and join us in a biological 'treasure hunt' to find as many species as possible within a short time. There will be talks about this unique environment, including a discussion about how a local glacial meltwater abruptly switched direction, resulting in the first ever documented ’river piracy’ in modern history. There will also be expert led nature walks in the Kluane area. Join us in exploring the changed landscape and collecting data on bugs, birches and everything in between. With your help, we will contribute to a database of Canadian species in 2017 which can be accessed by anyone at any time now and into the future.

Make sure you download the free Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada Guide. The guide has over 476 species known to the area. By taking photos through the iNaturalist app of the animals and plants you will help us track the animals and plants you see. Downloading is important as there is limited cell tower reception. For more information on how to download and use the guide, click here.

Get our map of the official target area including the bedrock geology here.

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BioBlitz Public Schedule: printable format
Thursday 22nd June
06:30-08:30 PM Join us at the Beringia Interpretive Centre, Whitehorse, to learn what to expect for the event and talks by national experts about Canada’s biodiversity. Talks will include: What is a BioBlitz?, iNaturalist how-to, Geology of Kluane Lake - Kaskawulsh Glacier, Bee Diversity of BC, Monitoring the health of Kluane National Park and Reserve, Wildlife Viewing, Special plants of Kluane and Lichen of Kluane.
Friday 23rd June
01:30 - 02:00 PM Registration for the 2:00-4:00 walk from the Thachäl Dhäl Visitor Centre
02:00 - 04:00 PM A geologist and botanist led walk looking at recent changes to the Ä’äy Chù River delta.
06:00 - 8:00 PM Join us at the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction to learn what to expect for the event and talks by national experts about Canada’s biodiversity. Talks will include What is a BioBlitz?, iNaturalist how-to, Geology of Kluane Lake - Kaskawulsh Glacier, Monitoring the health of Kluane National Park and Reserve, Moths of Canada, Special plants of Kluane and New plant discoveries from the northern BC alpine.
Sunday 25th June
08:00 – 08:30 AM Registration for walk at the Kluane Lake Research Station
08:30 AM – 04:00 PM Specifics to be determined
09:00 - 09:30 AM Registration for the morning walk/s
09:30 – 11:30 AM Specifics to be determined
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Watch This Space

Keep visiting this webpage as we will post more information about the upcoming schedule. There will be informative walks with experts in the field in the Kluane area as well as talks leading up to the event with experts from around Canada.

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