Conservation Connections - Oct 2023

October 3, 2023 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Conservation Connections - Oct 2023 photo

BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event is back and happening 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 time for discussion. Space is limited so be sure to register early!

Cost: Free, Registration Required

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2023

Please complete the online registration form here

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

  • Pamela Zevit, Biodiversity Conservation Planner and Miriam Marshall, Environment Manager (Acting) from the City of Surrey presenting on Managing for Species at Risk in Surrey’s Parks. Together they will provide an update on efforts to integrate species at risk management and conservation as part of broader implementation of Surrey’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.
  • Sofi Hindmarch, Independent Wildlife Biologist, presenting on Biological Control: The Barn Owl, Our Rodent Control Ally. She will focus on the Barn Owl nest box program, its results to date and lessons learned.
  • Dr. Mike Pearson, Principal at Pearson Ecological, presenting on Updates from the Field: Salish Sucker Declines and Some Unusual Dace. Salish Sucker abundance in Canada has declined an estimated 46 percent in the past decade. Reasons for this will be discussed. He will also discuss the discovery of rare, lake-dwelling populations of Longnose Dace in Chilliwack Lake and Chehalis Lake that may be morphologically distinct from river dwelling Longnose Dace in the same systems, forming species-pairs analagous to SARA-listed Threespine Stickleback species pairs.

Speakers will also be present to cover species at risk updates from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Province of BC’s Ministry of Water, Land, and Resource Stewardship.

Details on additional speakers to be added soon!

Conservation Connections 2023 is generously supported by the City of Surrey and Environment and Climate Change Canada.


City Centre Branch - Surrey Library 1

0350 University Dr, Surrey, BC