Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat

Tuesday Nov 5, 2019
Benson Room, Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

APB member:  $90;  Non-member: $120

Workshop Overview

The increasing list of species and ecosystems at risk is challenging the capacity of professionals to find, process and interpret information to build effective and professional environmental assessment reports. Building on the Species at Risk workshops being delivered this spring by other providers, the Association of Professional Biology is providing training that addresses both the Species at Risk Act and Migratory Birds Convention Act, with applied break-out sessions on writing avoidance and mitigation statements. This workshop is designed to fill the gap for professionals that work on environmental impact assessment advice in support of development applications. It may also be useful for junior professionals who want to strengthen their skills in avoidance/mitigation design and understanding of legislation and guidance for conserving migratory birds and species at risk.  

Instructors

Chloe Boynton

Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Chloe Boynton is a Migratory Bird Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada, in the Pacific Region. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (honours) from Queen’s University in 2013, and a Master of Science from Simon Fraser University in 2017. Throughout her career she has worked with a variety of migratory songbirds, from mapping territories of forest birds in Ontario and nest searching for grassland birds in Alberta, to studying aerial insectivores here in the Lower Mainland. She has worked with Environment and Climate Change Canada in several capacities over the last 4 years, including work with the funding programs, conducting research for the Science and Technology branch and most recently focusing on migratory birds and the Migratory Birds Convention Act.

 

Celina Willis

Conservation Project Development Officer
Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Celina is a Conservation Project Development Officer with Canadian Wildlife Service – Environment and Climate Change Canada in the Pacific Region. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (honours) from Queen’s University in 2013 and a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University in 2018. She has experience working with migratory songbirds across Canada as well as working in resource management with First Nations in British Columbia. She began working with the Canadian Wildlife Service in 2017 and currently works in Species at Risk Recovery where she focuses on consultation and engagement on species at risk, including proposed species at risk listing amendments and recovery documents. She previously worked in the Regulatory Affairs Unit of Canadian Wildlife Service as a Treaty Negotiation Analysist.