Lake Study Partnership with Acadia University

During the month of July, Cascade hosted two visiting academics from Acadia University who are conducting two year study on Alta Lake.  Using a core sampling technique to collect an in-tact sample of the layers of sediment on the bottom of the lake, Professor Ian Spooner and Graduate Student Dewey Dunnington are able to assess the effects of human development on the lake.  The project is funded through the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Engage Grant program, which facilitates transfer of knowledge between Canadian companies and universities.  Spooner and Dunnington worked out of Cascade’s Whistler office, and Cascade staff were trained in data collection and analysis techniques.  Thanks to this program, Cascade is now able to provide limnology services (the study of inland waters) to our clients using these techniques.