2009 survey of Southern Manitoba begins

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Written by Terry Liddick
Friday, May 08, 2009

Terry LiddickWe started the 2009 survey of Southern Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan today by flying out of Brandon, Manitoba. My observer Doug Benning and I began by flying south to survey the southern end of our crew area south of Brandon to the US border near International Peace Gardens. Next, we'll turn west over into Southeast Saskatchewan, west as far as Regina, south to the US border and north as far as Yorkton, and will make a big circle over our route over the next couple weeks. We will average around 12 segments per day. We can't say too much after only one day of flying, but the habitat we've seen so far looks much wetter than last year.