carmacks_bioblitz

Joined: Apr 08, 2016 Last Active: Nov 26, 2016

The Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) invites you to participate in the 12th BSC BioBlitz on June 24-26, 2016.

A BioBlitz is a biological 'treasure hunt' to find as many species as possible within a short time. The weekend will be filled with talks and fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. We hope to learn what species occur in this area and find species not previously known. We may even find new species!

Make sure you go to Guides and download the Carmacks Bioblitz guide that we have created. When you download the guide on your phone, you have access to a huge amount of species known to the area, and an easy way to take photos which will help us track the animals and plants you see.

Why Carmacks?

Carmacks is a small community in south-central Yukon, 179 kilometres north of Whitehorse. The region is within the traditional territory of the Little Salmon-Carmacks First Nation. It lies at the edge of Beringia, which stretches from the central Yukon to eastern Siberia. It was an area that was never glaciated during the Pleistocene Ice Ages. Because of this ecological history, beringia has species that occur nowhere else in the world. However Carmacks is poorly known biologically because most people drive straight through.

Click on the links for more information on Carmacks Village, arts, culture and heritage, and driving safely in the Yukon.

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