Spatially Explicit Capture-Recapture (SECR) Modeling
July 5 - 7, Castlegar
SECR is used for estimating animal population density and related parameters. The method combines a spatial population model and a spatial (distance-dependent) detection model. It has been used extensively for the analysis of data from DNA hair snags, automatic cameras, and conventional traps.
Grow Your Own Mushrooms Workshop
July 6 & 8, Kimberley & Cranbrook
Cranbrook Food Action Committee and Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook have teamed up to bring you 'A Mushroom Workshop' yet again, 'everything you need to know about growing your own'. The first sessions in April sold out, meaning this is the public's second chance to partake in these informative workshops being offered in Kimberley and Cranbrook. The first workshop is coming up on Wednesday July 6th in Cranbrook and second on Friday July 8th in Kimberley.
July 27 & 28, Summit Lake Provincial Park
Toadfest is a free, fun, family event designed to raise awareness about the Western Toad, including its natural history and life cycle, habitat requirements, and the challenges it faces. Toadfest also offers a unique opportunity to help carry a few toadlets across the road! There will be lots of interactive displays, as well as several other live critters on display.
IUCN World Conservation Congress
Sept 1 - 10, Hawai'i
Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress helps shape the direction of conservation and sustainable development. Join the IUCN to define the sustainable path for moving 2015's historic climate and sustainable development agreements into action.
Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey
Sept 29, Oct 5 & Oct 15
Do you want to collect baseline data on waterbirds? The 2016 Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey fall dates will be Thursday September 29th, Wednesday October 5th, and Saturday October 15th from 10am to 1pm. Participating in this valuable project is a wonderful way to learn about birds and the biodiverse Columbia Wetlands. Come and join in on this fun and valuable initiative!
For more information or to sign up for the surveys, please contact Rachel Darvill at email@example.com or call 250-344-5530.
Inquiring Voices Sustainability Symposium
Sept 30 - Oct 2, Glacier National Park
The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network will host their 2016 Sustainability Symposium at the Alpine Club of Canada's Wheeler Hut in spectacular Glacier National Park. This small-scale professional development retreat brings together educators who live in the same bioregion to form a rich learning community meet to share, support, and collaborate with one another.
Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent Annual Conference
Oct 13 - 14, Fernie
The Roundtable is an ongoing forum to bring together people who care about this special place. It is based on the observation that the future of the Crown of the Continent is being shaped by over 100 government agencies, non-government organizations, and place-based partnerships. While these various initiatives operate somewhat independent of each other, the Roundtable provides a unique opportunity to connect people that share a common commitment to the region.
Bio-engineering: A Restoration Course
Oct 18 - 19, Revelstoke
Join the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology for this course. Soil bioengineering is an applied science that uses live plant materials, rocks, soil and landscape elements to perform an engineering function such as slope stabilization, soil erosion control or seepage control. Course instructor, David Polster, has been involved in the reclamation of severely disturbed sites for over 35 years. He was president of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association and is on the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration (BC Chapter and International board).
International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) Cross-Boundary Collaboration Workshop
Oct 27, Minneapolis
The ILCN will host a daylong session at the Minneapolis Central Library focused on cross-border collaboration for private land conservation. Featuring case studies from Mexico, Canada, the European Union, the United States and others, we will explore successful models of cross-border conservation collaboration, planning, and fundraising. Presenters will share lessons learned and discuss how their successes may be replicated in other localities. There will also be time to network with other international participants and to discuss how the ILCN may best serve this community.
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative: 7th Annual Northwest Climate Conference
Nov 14, Stevenson
The annual NW Climate Conference is the region's premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas relating to climate impacts and adaptation. The conference brings together up to 400 researchers, resource managers and policy makers from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, to share the latest climate science, challenges to infrastructure, industry, environment and communities, and adaptive solutions. Abstracts will be due on July 15.
Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Certification Course and Get Outdoors Workshop
Nov 23 - 26, Fernie
Join CBEEN for the Field Leader certification course. This is a revolutionary approach for training leaders to lead in low-risk terrain. It is a powerful tool for empowering adults to take children and youth outside for education and activity. This intensive two-day experiential and inquiry based course introduces the roles and responsibilities of the leader. Students discover the values and systems that promote high-quality low-risk programs. CBEEN will also host a WildBC Get Outdoors Workshop. This 1-day outdoor workshop includes a new educator's guide which supports teachers in getting their students outside and engaged in experiencing the outdoor classroom. Activities include hands-on mapping, cultural explorations of special places, values exploration and secondary level projects.