2017 Annual Meeting and Symposium

October 3-5, 2017 at the Prestige Hotel and Convention Centre, Vernon, British Columbia

The symposium will focus on collaborative approaches to managing a complex landscape: the plateau east of the Okanagan Valley which supplies drinking and irrigation water, supports timber, recreation, wildlife and grazing activities all in close proximity to the urban areas of the Okanagan.

The B.C. Chapter invites you to join us for what will be an interesting, inspiring and insightful time. We hope to incorporate a little fun and friendship into our professional development setting. Continue reading

2016 Summer Field Workshop

Symphony of Species: Managing Rare and Diverse Ecosystems

The BC Chapter invites you to the south Okanagan to experience beauty and diversity of the grasslands in Canada’s only true desert environment, Wednesday through Friday, June 8 – 10th, 2016 in Osoyoos, BC.

Home to a plethora of wildlife species that are rare and endangered in Canada, these rangelands have been grazed by cattle for over a century. Habitat management is truly art and science, where both ecological and social factors make valued contributions to the symphony. The two day workshop will bring together a diverse group of researchers, ranchers, biologists and others with an interest in rangeland management. An opportunity for young and old to engage together in study, observations and discussion, to look at the challenges and celebrate nature – always a success.

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