The Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet will be held Thurs, Oct 12th at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific Couvelier Pavillion (505 Quayle Rd).
Tickets on sale at hat.bc.ca/c4c while space remains, until Oct 1st.
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Conservation Connection Forum Topics
Collaborative, large-scale Conservation
First session: “why large scale conservation?” Highlighting experts representing different taxonomic groups (birds, pollinators, carnivores, forests/fungi)
Second session: “collaborative approaches to conservation” effective partnerships that are working together on collaborative conservation initiatives (stewardship, education, and restoration)
Third Session: “conservation planning tools”. Discussions on how to identify priorities and focus efforts in large scale conservation. (mapping tools, data sharing, identifying priorities and effective collaboration)
Fourth Session: Facilitated group discussion. Sharing of goals, priorities and conservation planning.
Nature Walk and Talk
Western Painted Turtle and Bat Conservation. Featuring the habitat steward done for these species on the Horticulcutre Centre of the Pacific's property. Led by HAT Biologist Christian Engelstoft.
Dr. Lora Morandin: bees and pollinator conservation and citizen science
Dr. Kem Luther: the importance of mosses, fungi, lichens (The Boundary Layer)
Nitya Harris: collaborative stewardship and the Coexisting with Carnivores Alliance
Jacques Sirois: outreach and education on Marine Bird Sanctuaries and modern-day Naturehoods
Pippi Lawn: community restoration and Coastal Sands Ecosystems in the Gulf Islands
Dr. Stephanie Hazlitt: approaches to Open Science, Data sharing and conservation planning tools
Jens Wieting: old growth forest protection, First Nations support and prosperous communities
Benefit Banquet Keynote Speaker
Dr. Rick Kool:
The Blue Boundary Report: developing a collaborative plan for the sustainability of Vancouver Island