Winter and spring temperatures have been warming up over the last century in Canada. There are many questions about how climate change will affect coastal ecosystems and economically important resources over the long term.
Since 2007, CBT has coordinated a citizen science effort to monitor the temporal and spatial distribution of Salmonberry blossoming, whose first bloom depends on winter temperatures. By tracking the date of the first blooms each year, we can see how plants and the rest of the ecosystem, respond to climate change. Download the salmonberry monitoring project description and directions.