Calendar of Events

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Nicola Symposium: Collaboration in a Sensitive Watershed
Nicola Symposium: Collaboration in a Sensitive Watershed
Feb 1 – Feb 2 all-day
The Nicola Basin Collaborative will be hosting the first annual Nicola Symposium, “Collaboration in a Sensitive Watershed” on February 1st and 2nd at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. The Nicola watershed has an arid climate that is drought prone,[...]
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Trend Analysis and Environmental Impact Assessment
Trend Analysis and Environmental Impact Assessment @ Okanagan College
Feb 7 – Feb 9 all-day
Course description Environmental impact assessments want to know if trends over time differ between control and impact sites. Statistical methods for the analysis of trends over time use many of the same methods as the[...]
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Regional Strategies Addressing Global Challenges for Wildlife and Habitat Conversation
Regional Strategies Addressing Global Challenges for Wildlife and Habitat Conversation
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day
This is a joint meeting with Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society (ORTWS), Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society (WATWS),  Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology (SNVB), and Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile conservation (NW PARC)![...]
Restoration for Resilience: Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century
Restoration for Resilience: Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century @ SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day
Hosted by Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada, in partnership with the joint Ecological Restoration program of British Columbia Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University. Resilience is a hot and challenging topic in[...]
Webinar – Climate Change: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 11:00 am
Webinar – Climate Change: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am
Dr. Jim Byrne (University of Lethbridge), Climate Change Specialist In summer 1988, The Toronto Conference on the Changing Atmosphere Report stated “Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment’s whose ultimate consequences could be[...]
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Green Shores Level 2 Training
Green Shores Level 2 Training
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day
This two-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used in shoreline management projects. The content is of interest to professionals (biologists, engineers, planners, landscape architects) and[...]
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Webinar: Building Climate Resilience at Island Health 11:00 am
Webinar: Building Climate Resilience at Island Health
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Increasingly, climate change risks and hazards are impacting the public health sector, and they will have a significant impact on health facilities, both on its safety during extreme events and during daily operations. In this[...]
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Agricultural Biodiversity Plan Training Workshop
Agricultural Biodiversity Plan Training Workshop
Feb 27 all-day
How to Develop a Biodiversity Plan for Agricultural Operations in BC WORKSHOP OVERVIEW This workshop is a training opportunity for individuals interested in creating biodiversity plans for producers through the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program.[...]
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Webinar – Fish and Wildlife Mapping: Tools Everyone Should Know About 10:00 am
Webinar – Fish and Wildlife Mapping: Tools Everyone Should Know About
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kootenay Conservation Program is delighted to announce the 2018 Winter Webinar series. The theme is “Grasslands to Wetlands: Connecting Diversity” . 2) Fish and Wildlife Mapping: Tools Everyone Should Know About Wednesday, February 28, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon[...]
Webinar – Navigating Environmental Risk: When and How to Apply the Precautionary Principle In Canadian Law 11:00 am
Webinar – Navigating Environmental Risk: When and How to Apply the Precautionary Principle In Canadian Law
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am
Speaker:  John Donihee The Precautionary Principle is intended to protect the environment when decisions must be made in the absence of scientific certainty. This principle has been widely and inconsistently applied in Canada by decision-makers[...]
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Agricultural Biodiversity Plan Training Workshop
Feb 27 all-day

How to Develop a Biodiversity Plan for Agricultural Operations in BC

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
This workshop is a training opportunity for individuals interested in creating biodiversity plans for producers
through the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program. There will be an emphasis on integrating species at risk
considerations.

WHO CAN ATTEND?
EFP Planning Advisors and environmental professionals (P.Ag. or R.P.Bio) who are interested in offering the
service of developing biodiversity plans for BC agricultural producers.

See Biodiversity Training Workshop INFO & REGISTRATION

Feb
28
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Webinar – Fish and Wildlife Mapping: Tools Everyone Should Know About
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kootenay Conservation Program is delighted to announce the 2018 Winter Webinar series. The theme is “Grasslands to Wetlands: Connecting Diversity” .
2) Fish and Wildlife Mapping: Tools Everyone Should Know About

Wednesday, February 28, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST

Do you want to be able to access fish and wildlife data for your projects? Or create maps with fish and wildlife locations? Join Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist Albert Chirico, R.P.Bio. to learn about data standards and requirements for submitting fish and wildlife data, a demonstration of BC Government digital libraries (CLIR, EcoCat and SIWE) and spatial tools (Habitat Wizard, iMap), and a look into what the future holds.

 

3) BC Soil Information Finder Tool: Because What’s Underground Matters 

Thursday, March 8, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST

Join Deepa Filatow and David Poon from the BC Government to learn more about the SIFT tool that can help identify restoration sites and opportunities. This webinar is relevant for many sectors including agriculture, restoration and natural resource management.

 

4) Lentic and Lotic Riparian Assessment: A Standardized Approach 

Monday, March 12, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST

Did you miss the lentic and lotic workshop in the Kootenays last summer? Did you attend and would like a refresher? Join Dr. Paul Hansen to learn about a set of tools for collecting standardized site inventories and for assessing functional health of riparian and wetland sites. Since 1988, Dr. Hansen and his team have worked with a large number of North American organizations in a collaborative effort to create standardized forms for lotic and lentic wetland assessment. Learn about each of the seven forms, which have corresponding user manuals with discussions on proper application and explicit itemized instructions for their use. The information from this work is used extensively in riparian and wetland mitigation throughout North America and in parts of Europe.

 

Webinar – Navigating Environmental Risk: When and How to Apply the Precautionary Principle In Canadian Law
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am

Speaker:  John Donihee

The Precautionary Principle is intended to protect the environment when decisions must be made in the absence of scientific certainty. This principle has been widely and inconsistently applied in Canada by decision-makers ranging from environmental tribunals and decision-makers to our Courts. This presentation will review the adoption and application of the principle in Canadian law and environmental decisions. It will describe the use of the principle in Australia and New Zealand and argue that a more systematic and rigorous approach is needed to ensure that environmental protection results from the application of the principle in Canada.

Please register for Navigating Environmental Risk: When and How to Apply the Precautionary Principle In Canadian Law on Feb 28, 2018 1:00 PM PST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2024902783334530051

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Webinar: Green Infrastructure Resources for Coastal Flood Risk Management
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm

Maria Honeycutt, Ph.D., from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management in Silver Spring, MD, will be joined by Lauren Long and Tashya Allen, both from The Baldwin Group at NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management in Charleston, S.C. to share information about the suite of products NOAA has developed to help coastal managers and planners utilize green infrastructure to reduce coastal flooding. More information about the presentation can be found below.

Green infrastructure is gaining popularity as a strategy for protecting communities from coastal hazards, including coastal flooding and erosion. NOAA has developed a suite of products to help coastal managers and planners consider natural approaches to reduce coastal flooding associated with storms and sea level rise and protect coastal ecosystems.

During this webinar, participants will learn about resources to help visualize their exposure to coastal flood hazards, explore green infrastructure techniques to reduce impacts, and identify open space to gain credit through FEMA’s Community Rating System. Participants will also learn how their peers have tackled coastal flooding challenges using green infrastructure.

Mar
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Agricultural Biodiversity Plan Training Workshop @ Kelowna
Mar 8 all-day

How to Develop a Biodiversity Plan for Agricultural Operations in BC

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
This workshop is a training opportunity for individuals interested in creating biodiversity plans for producers
through the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program. There will be an emphasis on integrating species at risk
considerations.

WHO CAN ATTEND?
EFP Planning Advisors and environmental professionals (P.Ag. or R.P.Bio) who are interested in offering the
service of developing biodiversity plans for BC agricultural producers.

See Biodiversity Training Workshop INFO & REGISTRATION

Webinar – BC Soil Information Finder Tool: Because What’s Underground Matters
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Kootenay Conservation Program is delighted to announce the 2018 Winter Webinar series. The theme is “Grasslands to Wetlands: Connecting Diversity” .

3) BC Soil Information Finder Tool: Because What’s Underground Matters 

Thursday, March 8, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST

Join Deepa Filatow and David Poon from the BC Government to learn more about the SIFT tool that can help identify restoration sites and opportunities. This webinar is relevant for many sectors including agriculture, restoration and natural resource management.

4) Lentic and Lotic Riparian Assessment: A Standardized Approach 

Monday, March 12, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST

Did you miss the lentic and lotic workshop in the Kootenays last summer? Did you attend and would like a refresher? Join Dr. Paul Hansen to learn about a set of tools for collecting standardized site inventories and for assessing functional health of riparian and wetland sites. Since 1988, Dr. Hansen and his team have worked with a large number of North American organizations in a collaborative effort to create standardized forms for lotic and lentic wetland assessment. Learn about each of the seven forms, which have corresponding user manuals with discussions on proper application and explicit itemized instructions for their use. The information from this work is used extensively in riparian and wetland mitigation throughout North America and in parts of Europe.

Mar
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Oregon Forestsnail BMP Workshop
Mar 12 all-day

To register please email Sofi at the Fraser Valley Conservancy, any other questions please contact Dawn Marks at UVic. Space is limited.

  • Time: 9:30am registration & coffee; Workshop 10 am – 12 noon; Lunch 12noon – 12:45pm
  • Agenda Topics: Snail natural history, habitat needs, best management practises, threats and mitigating threats, translocation, marking & monitoring
  • Afternoon field visit to Oregon Forestsnail site in Abbotsford from 1 – 2:30pm
  • Registration & Cost: Space limited to 35 participants, please register in advance by March 8th , $15 registration fee to cover costs.
  • Refreshments and catered lunch included.
  • Free parking available on site

To Register email: sofi@fraservalleyconservancy.ca

Questions? Do you have specific agenda requests or questions? Please send to Dawn: dmarks@uvic.ca,

Webinar – Lentic and Lotic Riparian Assessment: A Standardized Approach
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Kootenay Conservation Program is delighted to announce the 2018 Winter Webinar series. The theme is “Grasslands to Wetlands: Connecting Diversity” .

Did you miss the lentic and lotic workshop in the Kootenays last summer? Did you attend and would like a refresher? Join Dr. Paul Hansen to learn about a set of tools for collecting standardized site inventories and for assessing functional health of riparian and wetland sites. Since 1988, Dr. Hansen and his team have worked with a large number of North American organizations in a collaborative effort to create standardized forms for lotic and lentic wetland assessment. Learn about each of the seven forms, which have corresponding user manuals with discussions on proper application and explicit itemized instructions for their use. The information from this work is used extensively in riparian and wetland mitigation throughout North America and in parts of Europe.

Mar
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7th Int Conference on Biodiversity Conservation & Ecosystem Management
Mar 19 – Mar 20 all-day
ConferenceSeries Ltd invites all the scholars from all over the world to attend and present their respective scientific research at the 7th International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosysytem Management during March 19-20, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia which includes prompt Keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations, Delegate views and Exhibitions.

Biodiversity Congress is a global platform to discuss and learn about Ecology and its associated fields, Evolution of Species, Plant & Animal Biodiversity, Biodiversity Management, Fauna & Flora, Biodiversity & Food Security, Conservation of Endangered Species, Marine Biodiversity, Forestry and Sustainable Energy Development.
World Conference on Ecology
Mar 19 – Mar 20 all-day

Ecology 2018 is organised with the theme “Raising an awareness to Conserve natural resources and EcologyConferenceSeries Ltd organizes 1000+ Global Events inclusive of 300+ Conferences, 500+ Upcoming and Previous Symposiums and Workshops in USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and publishes 700+ Open access journals  which contains over 30000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

‘Home life’ study of living organisms is termed as ‘ecology’ derived from the word oikos, a Greek origin stands for ‘home’ gives a clear vision of organism’s environment and organism relationship on how they deal with each other determining their abundance, distribution and extinction. Now the definition of ecology has been revived to “the study of ecosystems”. Transformation of energy and biogeochemical cycle are the prime exercises that are found in ecological field, the studies are basically focused on the growth and development of an individual with their changing environment which leads to their abundance or extinction. In due course of time it has been felt that ecology is versatile field but it’s a pure science separated from the studies like environmentalism, environmental science and natural history. Issues like life processes, impact of environment on population, distribution of organisms and biodiversity of an ecosystem were studied and solved out by ecologist.