Conservation Connections 2019
BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event!
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The South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP) is pleased to offer our annual opportunity to connect with experts involved in species at risk recovery. The afternoon event will start with a networking lunch, followed by a range of interesting speakers and some facilitated discussion.
Full agenda to be posted soon. Confirmed speakers will be:
Kristina Lensky, Fish and Aquatic Wildlife Resources Section Head, Province's Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Tjasa Demsar, Project Management Assistant in the Sustainability Office at the City of Surrey, presenting on the City’s climate adaptation context, plans, and progress. She will also highlight some current initiatives (including sea level rise adaptation through Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, and urban heat adaptation).
Robyn Worcester, Natural Resource Management Specialist for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, presenting on their species at risk eDNA initiative.
Aleesha Switzer, Project Biologist with the Fraser Valley Conservancy, presenting on native amphibian population management when dealing with invasive American Bullfrogs in the Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack.
Melissa Todd, Biologist with the Province's Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, presenting on her Western Toad research that examines the issues around climate change and coastal drought.
The SCCP will also give an update regarding their latest activities, and there will be time for some facilitated discussion regarding the topics raised by the various speakers.
Date: Wednesday, October 16 2019
Start time: Networking lunch starting at noon. Event wraps up at 4:00pm.
Location: Bridgeview Community Centre, 11475 126A Street, Surrey, BC
Cost: $15, includes lunch. Cash only please, to be collected at the door. Registration is required.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 11, 2019