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

Thursday May 09, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alpine Room, TRU Conference Centre, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops.

Registration Fee:  $135 (includes lunch)



Alison Peatt, MSc., RPBio, FAPB
Bearfoot Resources Ltd.

Chloe Boynton, MSc.
Migratory Bird Management Biologist
Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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.