Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Winter Webinars.
Please see below for the Registration Links for each of the four webinars.
*All webinars are recorded and will be made available on our website. If you don’t see the recording you want, please check back.
Fish and Wildlife Mapping: Tools everyone should know about
Wednesday, February 28, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST
Do you want to be able to access fish and wildlife data for your projects? Or create maps with fish and wildlife locations? Join Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist Albert Chirico, R.P.Bio. to learn about data standards and requirements for submitting fish and wildlife data, a demonstration of BC Government digital libraries (CLIR, EcoCat and SIWE) and spatial tools (Habitat Wizard, iMap), and a look into what the future holds.
REGISTRATION URL: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FWDIPhsQRm-tUmGYWxO0VQ
Albert Chirico, R.P.Bio., Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist, BC Ministry of Environment
Albert Chirico is a Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist with the Knowledge Management Branch in BC Ministry of Environment in Nelson. Over his 20 years of experience, he has worked on and managed a multitude of fish and wildlife inventory projects, helped establish protective areas in the Kootenays, and helped develop the Provincial Reconnaissance Fish Inventory Standards. Over the years, Albert has gained a variety of inventory and assessment knowledge on many fish and wildlife species; ranging from bull trout and white sturgeon to grizzly bears and elk. Currently, Albert works for the Province in managing Provincial fish and wildlife inventory standards, data, tools and applications.
If you have a need to access the B.C. Government’s fish and wildlife data, Albert will demonstrate the on-line tools the Province provides the public, industry and government to retrieve fish and wildlife information from corporate databases through on-line applications such as FIDQ, SPI, EcoCat, HabitatWizard, etc.
BC Soil Information Finder Tool: Because what’s underground matters
Thursday, March 8, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST
Join Deepa Filatow and David Poon from the BC Government to learn more about the SIFT tool that can help identify restoration sites and opportunities. This webinar is relevant for many sectors including agriculture, restoration and natural resource management.
REGISTRATION URL: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dTbONyONS-eW0-eaXD6mig
David Poon, MSc, PAg, Provincial Soil Specialist, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
David Poon has worked in soil and nutrient management with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture since 2008. David earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in soil science, but his passions lie with putting information to work for people. Often that means putting soils information to work so farmers can make the best use of fertilizers and manure. That has taken the shape of interpreting soil information to manage for better crops, helping regulators understand the implications of their decisions for the environment and farms, and making it easier for crop consultants to relate soil information to crop productivity and runoff or leaching concerns.
Lentic and Lotic Riparian Assessment: A standardized approach
Monday, March 12, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST
Did you miss the lentic and lotic workshop in the Kootenays last summer? Did you attend and would like a refresher? Join Dr. Paul Hansen to learn about a set of tools for collecting standardized site inventories and for assessing functional health of riparian and wetland sites. Since 1988, Dr. Hansen and his team have worked with a large number of North American organizations in a collaborative effort to create standardized forms for lotic and lentic wetland assessment. Learn about each of the seven forms, which have corresponding user manuals with discussions on proper application and explicit itemized instructions for their use. The information from this work is used extensively in riparian and wetland mitigation throughout North America and in parts of Europe.
This webinar will be co-hosted by the Columbia Basin Watershed Network.
REGISTRATION URL: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_535r546QSWy4cvOgJ2Qbbg
Paul L. Hansen, Ph. D., Riparian and Wetland Ecologist, Ecological Solutions Group LLC
Since 1978, Dr. Paul Hansen and his team have developed classification and management documents for riparian, wetland, and upland sites throughout North America. The land area represents the largest riparian and wetland work done by any one research team. During this time, they have sampled and analyzed approx. 11,750 plots in the process of defining the types. The North American landmass for which they have developed classifications includes over 577,500 square miles in western North Dakota, western South Dakota, all of Montana, eastern and southern Idaho, the southern half of Saskatchewan, and all of Alberta.
Through the years, Dr. Hansen has been the principal investigator/project manager for over 530 projects, taught over 155 vegetation classification and management training sessions, was an invited speaker to over 150 workshops/symposia, organized over 75 conferences/workshops/symposia/training sessions, published over 60 referred and peer reviewed articles, and completed over 630 interim and final reports.
From 1986 to 2001, Dr. Hansen was a research professor in riparian and wetland ecology, Director of the Riparian and Wetland Research Program, and taught ecology courses in the School of Forestry, The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.
Dr. Hansen has a PhD in Plant Ecology from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota and a Master of Arts in Plant Ecology/Botany from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Fire and Forests: What we need to know in the Kootenays – COMPLETED
Thursday, February 8, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST
Join forester John Cathro to learn about the importance of fire in healthy forest ecosystems, and strategies to manage for fire on private properties in the Kootenays.
John Cathro, Registered Professional Forester, Cathro Consulting Ltd.
John Cathro is Registered Professional Forester and independent consultant. His clients include First Nations, communities, companies, organizations and governments across B.C. and around the world. He works on issues that include community wildfire protection, third party certification, strategic land use planning and conservation area management.
John has 20 years experience working within complex multi-party situations involving jurisdiction, economic development and cultural and ecological conservation. His approach is grounded in technical expertise and based on collaboration and capacity building.
John has graduate degrees in forestry and land use from Oxford University and conflict management from Royal Roads University. John and his family live in Kaslo, B.C.
The 2016-2017 KCP Winter Webinar Series focused on the theme of Tools in the Toolbox for Private Land Conservation. You can access these webinar recordings by clicking on the links below:
Tools you Can Use for Reaching Landowners (Without Breaking the Bank)
Original Air Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Securement 101: The Basics of Protecting Private Land Through Covenants and Acquisitions
Original Air Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wetland Restoration and Construction on Private Land
Original Air Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Species at Risk on Private Land
Original Air Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2015-2016 Winter Webinars
The KCP Winter Webinar Series focused on the theme of Large Landscape Conservation in 2015-16. You can access these webinar recordings by clicking on the links below.
Collaborations in Large Landscape Initiatives Across North America and the Formation of the Practitioner’s Network
Original Air Date & Time: February 25, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) – Linking the Landscapes and Landholders of Eastern Australia
Original Air Date & Time: March 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MST)
“Y2Y” Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Original Air Date & Time: January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
The History of Community-based Conservation in the Blackfoot Watershed
Original Air Date & Time: February 11, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
The KCP in partnership with the Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN) hosted a series of monthly one-hour webinars in 2014-15. You can access these webinar recordings by clicking on the links below:
Emerging Issues in Mountain Watershed Management
Hans Schrier, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC)
Deb MacKillop, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
David Minkow, Canadian Freshwater Alliance
History of salmon in the Basin and challenges for restoring salmon to the headwaters
Will Warnock, Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission
Identifying and Investing in Resilient Landscapes