Please join us for the evening to celebrate the holiday season and to meet and catch up with fellow RSBC supporters and volunteers.
Enjoy a variety of dishes (including vegetarian options) served family/buffet-style, with dessert. Iced-tea, lemonade and coffee are included. Alcohol and other beverages can be ordered separately.
Tickets are $29 and are payable at the door (cash only, please). Please RSVP to Melissa Chaun by Thursday, December 6th, so we can let the restaurant know how many people to expect.
Ella Parker, an SLLP 2018 graduate, has completed her SLLP community sustainability project, which was to organize a film project to document the stream-monitoring program that UNBC and School District 91 co-designed to engage students in their watersheds.
The film, titled Stream Monitoring for Change in SD91 will be screened on Friday, March 15th, at 7:00 pm during a Reel Alternatives Film event at the Nechako Valley Secondary School.
The film tells a story about stream restoration and the connectedness of the environment and community health in Vanderhoof, B.C., while also capturing water monitoring that took place on Murray Creek in the fall of 2018 with Grade 8 and 9 students. Three high-school students from the Nechako Valley Secondary School worked alongside Ella Parker, a research assistant from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), to produce this short film documenting their school’s stream monitoring program.
Fraser Watershed Restoration Conference 2019
– First Nations – Wildfire – Climate Change – Wildlife – Salmon – Forest Industry – Jobs –
April 24 – 25, 2019
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
Advancing reconciliation, the environment and the economy
The Fraser Watershed Restoration Conference 2019 is a 2-day event scheduled for April 24 and 25, 2019 at the Thompson Rivers University Conference Centre. The conference will bring together Indigenous leaders, industry experts, government representatives, academics, community officials, and conservationists from British Columbia and across North America who are interested in advancing watershed restoration and reconciliation with First Nations throughout the watershed. The conference has been designed with First Nations participation and insight to ensure traditional knowledge and Indigenous rights are integrated into all focus areas.
Presentations and panel discussions will outline strategically designed large ‘landscape-scale’ restoration projects that offer the potential to:
- advance Indigenous reconciliation,
- provide short-term employment relief,
- develop mid- and long-term sustainable employment strategies,
- aid in the recovery of forests and habitats at risk, including salmon, steelhead, and caribou,
- “fire harden” at risk forest communities,
- contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and
- enable a sustainable forest industry.
There is an ecological and economic crisis in BC’s interior forests, precipitated by the cumulative effects of historic development, including the managed depletion of forest resources known as “fall-down,” the dramatic climate change-related impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic and recent catastrophic forest wildfires. These and other ecological impacts are exacerbating the stresses on salmon and a myriad of terrestrial and riverine species, such as moose, caribou, and other species at risk, impacting cultural practices, recreational activities, and employment in local communities.
The conference will provide attendees with an integrated look at 6 restoration related themes:
- First Nations and restoration
- Salmon habitat and restoration
- Wildlife and species at risk restoration
- Climate change adaptation and restoration
- Wildfires and restoration
- Jobs and restoration
Connecting students while paddling the mighty Fraser River
The River Clinic for Environmental Leaders (RCEL) provides students from various campuses an opportunity to get inspired in an outdoor space and network with one another as they develop project plans. More information.