Research and monitoring
Our monitoring work is the voice of our flora and fauna. The information that we collect from insects, trees and wildlife tells us their stories. We work hard to get their stories right! In Kootenay National Park, we use three key indicators to measure how healthy our park ecosystems are.
When the environmental assessment process raises questions, research can answer them. When our monitoring program tells us that there are potential problems in park ecosystems, research helps us find ways to solve them. We begin by collecting data that gives us a detailed picture of the issue. We use this picture to come up with and test out solutions. We use the results to make improvements and solve problems.