Three modules comprise the Shorekeepers' Guide and together demonstrate how to set up and conduct surveys, and how to organize and enter your data into the Shorekeepers' database. The third module is in two parts, each
contains a course curriculum intended for developing courses to train volunteers to conduct a survey and manage and report their data.
What the Guide Contains
The Guide contains how to instructions for each part of the survey methods. It contains all the necessary data sheets and gives examples of completed datasheets, as well as instructions for filling out each part. There are several appendices that list pertinent information about where to get the necessary survey equipment. You can click on a Module on the sidebar to view its Table of Contents.
What the Guide Does not Contain
The Guide does not contain any instruction or guidance on how to identify species of intertidal plants and animals. You will need to obtain suitable field guidebooks and enlist the help of the DFO representatives and local experts in your community.
Files you can Download
The entire Shorekeepers' Guide is available here as a series of Adobe Acrobat Reader files.
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Shorekeepers' Guide for Monitoring Intertidal Habitats of Canada's Pacific Waters
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