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1) Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
2) New Publications
3) Events / Conferences / Workshops
4) Watershed Management Training
1) Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
i) Riparian Management in Headwater Catchments: Translating Science into
When: Feb. 19-21, 2007
Where: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The provisional program and abstract booklet for the upcoming conference
has been posted online.
Provisional Program (subject to revision) –
Provisional Abstract Booklet (subject to revision) –
** The early bird registration deadline is Jan 15, 2007 **
Please note that the block of available hotel rooms expires on the same
date. Further information on the conference and optional field trip will
be posted on the conference website in the near future.
ii) Landslides and Forest Operations on Vancouver Island: Understanding
the Hazard and Lowering your Risk
When: Jan 25, 2007.
The workshop attempts to synthesize in a single day the new volume of
landslide information available for Vancouver Island from the Ministry
of Environment. The workshop content is heavily focussed on research
conducted by the Ministry of Environment since 2000, and draws primarily
on published or submitted scientific papers. The goal is to update
participants on this volume of information and highlight management
tools. The workshop will also incorporate current information that is
publicly available from other sources (e.g., MOF, Forest Practices Board
etc). The emphasis of the workshop is on understanding and working with
regional information to improve on-the-ground practices and reduce
The workshop is targeted at industry, consultants (foresters, engineers
and geoscientists), DFO and provincial government employees. Each
participant will receive a CD that includes a summary of key elements of
the workshop, all the relevant scientific papers, full scale maps (JPGs)
and GIS data for Vancouver Island.
Cost: $55 ($89)
2) New Watershed Management Publications
i) Romme, W.H. et al. 2006. Recent Forest Insect Outbreaks and Fire Risk
in Colorado Forests: A Brief Synthesis of Relevant Research.
ii) Jones, K. L. et al. 2006. Quantifying expected ecological response
to natural resource legislation: a case study of riparian buffers,
aquatic habitat, and trout populations. Ecology and Society 11(2): 15.
[online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art15/
iii) Kondolf, G. M. et al. 2006. Process-based ecological river
restoration: visualizing three-dimensional connectivity and dynamic
vectors to recover lost linkages. Ecology and Society 11(2): 5. [online]
iv) Langridge, R. et al. 2006. Access and resilience: analyzing the
construction of social resilience to the threat of water scarcity.
Ecology and Society 11(2): 18. [online] URL:
v) Kondolf, G. M. 2006. River restoration and meanders. Ecology and
Society 11(2): 42. [online] URL:
3) EVENTS / CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS **= new additions to list Jan 10,
** Jan 17, 2007. David Suzuki Foundation meeting to review and discuss
new federal Fisheries Act for ENGO and First Nation representatives and
interested private citizens. Vancouver. Contact:
** Jan 25, 2007. Landslides and Forest Operations on Vancouver Island:
Understanding the Hazard and Lowering your Risk. Victoria.
** Jan 31-Feb 2, 2007. Managing Excellence in Agriculture
Conference-Farming for Tomorrow: Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability.
Feb 6-8, 2007. Northwest Stream Restoration Design Symposium. Skamania
Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.
Feb 8-9, 2007. Source Water Protection & Planning: American Water Works
** Feb 12, 2007. Adaptive Management Workshop – Understanding and
Enabling Adaptive Management in Natural Resource Management. Victoria.
Feb 12-13, 2007. 42nd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality
Research. Burlington, Ontario. http://www.cawq.ca
** Feb 14, 2007. Adaptive Management Workshop – Understanding and
Enabling Adaptive Management in Natural Resource Management. Kamloops.
Feb 16, 2007. Pacific Northwest Estuaries – What makes them so
productive? Anacortes Public Library.
Feb 19-21, 2007. Riparian Management in Headwater Catchments:
Translating Science into Management. University of British Columbia,
Feb 21-23, 2007. ExpoFor 2007 (ABCFP Forestry Conference and Annual
General Meeting). Harrison Hot Springs.
Feb 21-24, 2007. Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Northwestern
Vertebrate Biology. Victoria. http://www.snwvb.org/annualmeeting.html
Feb 27-28, 2007. 4th Conference on Hydrogeology, Ecology, Monitoring,
and Management of Groundwater in Karst Terrains. Safety Harbor, FL.
Feb 25-27, 2007. 2nd Canadian National Wastewater Management Conference
and Policy Forum. Edmonton. https://www.cwwa.ca/2ndConference_e.asp
Mar 2007. BC Ground Water Association AGM. Langley.
Mar 20-23, 2007. Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop.
Mar 27-31, 2007. 2007 BC Ground Water Association Convention and Trade
Show. Langley. http://www.bcgwa.org/index.htm
Mar 26-29, 2007. Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference –
Knowledge for the Salish Sea: Toward Collaborative Transboundary
Solutions. Vancouver http://www.engr.washington.edu/epp/psgb/
Apr 21-22, 2007. BCWWA 35th Annual Conference and Trade Show.
April 21-25, 2007 8th Western Canadian Symposium on Water Quality
Research. Penticton. http://www.cawq.ca
May 14-16, 2007. 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence. Toronto.
May 27-31, 2007. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Sheraton Wall
Centre Vancouver. http://www.canada-us-rockmechanics.ca/
** May 28-June 1, 2007. CGU Annual Scientific Meeting-2007 – Air,
Ocean, Earth and Ice on the Rock. St. John’s, Newfoundland.
June 18-22, 2007. Alluvial Fans 2007. Banff, Alberta, Canada
June 18 to 22, 2007. 6th North American Forest Ecology Workshop,
June 24-28, 2007. AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE). Toronto.
** June 25-28. 2007. Science and Technology: Implications for Water
Management. 60th Annual CWRA National Conference. Saskatoon.
** Aug 5-9, 2007. International Conference on Wind and Trees. Vancouver,
** Oct 1-4, 2007 3rd Forest Engineering Conference. Mont-Tremblant,
Dec 10-14, 2007. 2007 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco.
4) WATERSHED MANAGEMENT TRAINING **= new additions to list Jan 10,
Malaspina Natural Resources Extension Program
Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Uses
Feb 22-23, 2007. Nanaimo
Apr 14-15, 2007. Burnaby
Apr 14-15, 2007. Kelowna
Apr 17-18, 2007. West Vancouver
Apr 21-22, 2007. Victoria
Apr 28-29, 2007. Prince George
Apr 28-29, 2007. Merritt
May 22-23, 2007. Castlegar
May 29-30, 2007. Fort St. John
Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects
Jan 16-18, 2007. Victoria
Feb 19-21, 2007. Nanaimo
Erosion and Sediment Control
Mar 13-15, 2007. Nanaimo
Mar 20-22, 2007. West Vancouver
Apr 10-12, 2007. Kelowna
Apr 17-19, 2007. Prince George
June 5-7, 2007 Chilliwack
June 11-13, 2007 Fort St. John
June 11-13, 2007 Campbell River
Fisheries Field Technician Certificate Program (FFTCP)
Jan 29-Mar 2, 2007. Port McNeil
Mar 29-Jun.29, 2007. Fraser Lake
Identification of Freshwater Fishes
Feb 12-13, 2007. Victoria
Feb 15-16, 2007. West Vancouver
** Apr 3-4, 2007. Prince George
Resource Inventory Standards Committee Field Operator GPS Training
Apr 3-4, 2007. Nanaimo
Riparian Area Regulation
Mar 7-9, 2007. Nanaimo
Apr 2-4, 2007. Kamloops
Apr 17-19, 2007. Vancouver
S-100 Fire Suppression and Safety
Jun 2-3, 2007. Nanaimo