Biodiversity

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Assessment: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Assessment: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment. From the summary: Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in […]

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Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Getting to Answers, in SpaDES Presenter: Eliot McIntire (Research Scientist, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) When: Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET Empirical data have a troublesome way of being both factually true, yet difficult to understand because they exist within a complex web of even more data. Worse, forecasting what […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

CPAWS National Engagement Committee: Connecting Canadians to Nature Do you feel passionate about protecting Canada’s wilderness? Are you knowledgeable about community engagement strategies and/or innovative communications and marketing approaches? Enjoy working with a group of committed people to think through an opportunity, brainstorm ideas, and create a plan of action? If this describes you, or […]

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Webinar March 17: Local and Sustainable Food Systems

Finding Common Ground: Webinar March 17th Hosted by the Real Estate Foundation of BC Thursday March 17th, 12:00 PDT Identifying priority actions for local and sustainable food systems Last fall, the Ministry of Agriculture released the BC Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan. Rebecca Salpeter, Policy Analyst at the BC Ministry of Agriculture, and Brent Mansfield, […]

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Searching for Wild in the Age of Humans

A free webinar coming up on March 10th: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man March 10th, 2016 3:30-4:30 pm EST Have humans really tamed every inch of the world? Despite more than 100 years of stewardship and protection from agencies like the National Park Service, America’s wild places are still vulnerable to […]

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Pollinators and People in the City

Pollinators and People in the City

Check out this upcoming event, hosted by Hives for Human Society and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement: This event is an evening of discussion offering tools for creating relationships of dignity and respect for all people, and creating diverse habitats and forage for all pollinators. Featuring: Mark Winston – Professor and Senior Fellow, SFU Centre […]

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Webcast: Drought-Related Tree Mortality

Drought-related tree mortality: Heading into a century of more frequent and severe forest dieback events When: February 17, 2016, 3:30-4:30 pm Where: Room 002, University House 1, 2489 Sinclair Rd., Victoria, BC Dr. Robbie Hember will discuss the topic of drought-related tree mortality across western North America. The talk will explore new insights into the impacts of […]

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Our 'Climate Nexus' Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Our ‘Climate Nexus’ Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Focus Magazine in Victoria has a feature on our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World.” Co-author Jon O’Riordan is also interviewed for the article. “In their book The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (Rocky Mountain Books, December 2015), Robert William Sandford and […]

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