The Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada, in collaboration with the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress 2018), the Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF 2018), and partners, are convening a Stewardship Roundtable 2018 on Friday, August 24 – a forum and showcase of innovative practices championed in our province and beyond. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford, will be assisting in the Climate Adaptation for Birds and Wildlife session.

The day will be devoted to learning and sharing ideas for action on pressing issues in ecological stewardship. Participants will hear how citizens, local governments, conservation organizations, and stewardship practitioners are meeting the challenges of sustaining environmental health in their communities. Panel presentations, World Café style discussions, storytelling, and networking will all contribute to the development of next step action plans on six theme topics.

  1. Climate adaption for birds and wildlife
  2. Cats and birds living in harmony
  3. Urban Habitat for Wildlife and Birds
  4. Wildlife Management Areas/Important Bird Areas and shorelines
  5. Birds and building collisions
  6. Co-benefits of agricultural lands as bird habitats

Friday, August 24, 2018
8:45 AM – 4:30 PM – Stewardship Roundtable (registration open soon)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Stewardship Poster and Networking Session (free with Roundtable tickets)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Birds of a Feather (open to the public – tickets available soon)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

The Stewardship Roundtable 2018 agenda is available here.