Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast

SCCP Webinar: Species at Risk – At the Rural/Urban Interface

Event Date: 
March 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Mark your calendars!

Join the SCCP for the seventh in a series of 'lunch and learn' webinars focusing on the regulatory responsibilities, tools and resources to address stewardship and protection responsibilities for biodiversity, species at risk and critical habitat on BC's south Coast during development and other land use activities. For our first session of 2019 we welcome perspectives from two municipalities - the District of North Vancouver and the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

 

 

 

The Challege of Climate Change

Julie Pavey is a Registered Professional Biologist and the Manager of Environmental Sustainability Policy for the District of North Vancouver. She will be providing insight on how the North Shore is addressing conservation management challenges in the face of climate change impacts by looking at long-term approaches for dealing with issues such as wildfires and forest management. As an urbanizing municipality with both an extensive upland wilderness and marine foreshore interfaces, the District is a test case for some of the increasingly complex issues that municipalities are facing.

 

Integrating Species at Risk into land use planning – next steps for Whistler

Heather Beresford is the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Environmental Stewardship Manager. The municipality experienced significant growth in the last 25 years, is rapidly approaching its growth containment boundaries and faces increasing pressures from recreation, tourism and development interests. Whistler recognizes the urgent need to protect its natural assets which are at the core of its economy and the community’s quality of life. Heather will be focusing on how the RMOW integrates species at risk into land use planning and conservation objectives. 

 

 

To register click on the following link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4714135610346830849

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

This webinar is made possible through the continued support of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists.
 

 

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