Facilitating the protection and restoration of endangered species and ecological communities on BC’s South Coast

Upcoming Metro Vancouver Workshop: Conservation through Citizen Engagement on BC’s South Coast

Event Date: 
March 30, 2015 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Event Type: 
Public - Citizen Science

Conservation on the go! Join the South Coast Conservation Program, the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers, Stewardship Centre for BC and restoration ecologist Monica Pearson for a fusion workshop and dialogue on "citizen science" and new mobile tools for conservation  5:30-9:00 pm Monday March 30.

*to register please scroll to the bottom of this page

BC’s South Coast is a biodiversity hot-spot. Land-use decision makers have an expectation that species monitoring and habitat restoration needs will be filled by stewardship and professional expertise. This will not be achieved without these audiences receiving appropriate skills, training, up-to-date tools and expertise. The South Coast Conservation Program is working to address this through hosting stewardship practices workshops combined with the application of new mobile and digital resources supported by an interactive social networking approach.

 

These workshops are the first step towards the following long-term goals for the SCCP:

  • An innovative, citizen-based approach to addressing knowledge deficiencies around endangered species and their habitats.
  • An empowered and engaged citizen science community mentored through conservation experts, linked to up to date species information through social networking and mobile technology.
  • Accessible, sustained resources for the public to become an integral component of the conservation narrative.

AGENDA

5:30: Meet and great over dinner (provided by the SCCP)
6:00: SCCP Intro to endangered species on the South Coast
• Citizen science and conservation
• Endangered species on the go (mobile app approach)
• Navigating the SCCP’s new website resources

7:00: What’s happening in your backyard (what local efforts are underway that provide opportunities for citizen science engagement)
8:00-8:40ish: Wrap up discussions

Objectives for discussion:
What further tools are out there, what are the gaps in engaging residents and average ‘citizens’ on endangered species conservation.

Workshop participants will be contacted afterwards with a short online survey for further feedback. All the input we receive from these sessions will be going back to Environment Canada as part of our reporting. Outcomes will be posted to the SCCP’s website and reported to participants and partners.

Target audiences:

  1. Outdoor users and 'recreationists' who value nature but may not be aware of the presence of species at risk or sensitive habitat in their communities or areas they utilize.
  2. Land use interests and conservation advocates who may be involved in stewardship and restoration but may not recognize when, where and how to consider species at risk as part of what they do.
  3. Local stewards and boots on the ground active in conservation not typically involving endangered species.
     

The SCCP would like to ensure equal opportunity for a diversity of participants, registration is limited to one workshop. When registering please provide your organization affiliation (if any) with your name. Registrants will be contacted with further details closer to the event. If the workshop is full please contact the SCCP to be added to the wait list.

 

 

 

Part of the National Conservation Plan, this project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada. Dans le cadre du Plan de conservation national, ce projet a ete realise avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada .

ADDRESS
Tommy Douglas Library
7311 Kingsway
V3N 1A7 Burnaby , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
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