Thanks to all of those that participated in the SCCP's Conservation Connections Event on Oct. 16, 2019 in Surrey! The event was a big success with the positive feedback telling us that people enjoyed the opportunity to network and learn from the many engaging speakers.
If you missed the event, or would like to review the presentations, you can download them in PDF format HERE. at the bottom of the event page.
Announcing the SCCP's Conservation Connections 2019 - BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event! This year's event will be in Surrey, BC.
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.
For more info and to register go here.
The role played by invasive species in interactions with endangered and threatened species in the United States: a systematic review
The Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has reported “invasive species as 2nd greatest cause of species extinction”, but what is the evidence that such extreme effects are accurate?
The Footprint Press "Tread Lightly and Listen to the Land"
By Tracy Lyster
One Frog, Two Frog, Green Frog, Bullfrog!
By Pamela Zevit RPBio.
Attending a recent outing to learn about the habits and habitat of our most endangered amphibian, the Oregon Spotted Frog, made me reflect on the issues surrounding our native frog species and their invading cousins. How well do we really understand how invasive and native species of frogs interact, or the implications of the expanding range of the Green Frog or American Bullfrog? Here is some food for thought:
Have you checked out our website lately? Our website has gone through a major reorganization, with oodles of new tools added to the Resources tab and a shiny new stand-alone tab for the Nature Stewards Program! New pages include: Citizen Science Tools, First Nations, Guidelines & Best Practices
Inventory & Monitoring, Mapping Tools and Recovery Planning, as well as updated content to our For Educators, For local governments and Restoration Planning - Diversity by Design pages.
Here is a recap of what we have been up to since our last newsletter, and what is on the horizon for the coming spring/summer:
The seventh in our series of 'lunch and learn' webinars is now live on the SCCP's You Tube Channel! Our multi-year series has focused 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.
Native plant gardening workshops and webinars oh my! The SCCP is proud to offer a number of activities to wring in spring 2019 including native plant gardening workshops and our next webinar. Click on our Events and Workshops page to check out upcoming opportunities and to register.
For those that were unable to tune in, or those that would like an encore, our webinar from last week with Josephine Clark of Metro Vancouver and Sarah Gergel from UBC is now posted to the SCCP’s You Tube channel through the following link: https://youtu.be/kgrfoS2RkaE.
You can check out the complete SCCP webinar archive at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClaFkFYYC2TP0-2H5vdmscQ
On Oct 10th, 2018 the SCCP hosted its annual South Coast species at risk networking event. This year the event was held in North Vancouver and had almost 50 participants from a wide range of environmental backgrounds from across the South Coast.
The SCCP talked about its newest resources, including the our most recent publications: Species at Risk and Critical Habitat: Understanding Responsibilities & Making Informed Decisions on Private Land. and Gardening with Native Plants in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
View the presentations from the following: