BC Parks, Protected Areas and Marine Protected Areas Research Forum 2006 Conference

12/04/2006 9:00 am
12/06/2006 5:00 pm

Fostering Connections between Protected Areas, Marine Protected Areas and Research

Call for submissions and ideas is now open!!!

On December 4-6, 2006 the British Columbia Protected Areas Research Forum (BCPARF) will host our first annual conference. The goal of BCPARF is to facilitate and promote parks, protected areas and marine protected areas research in British Columbia and with our neighbours in Alberta, Yukon, Alaska and Washington. Our first conference will focus on Fostering Connections between Protected Areas and Research with a goal of building partnerships and exchanging information, ideas and best practices.  

BCPARF is hosted by the University of Northern British Columbia (Pam Wright) with the 2006 Conference taking place at Royal Roads University in Victoria.

Our goal is to bring together park, protected area and marine protected area planning and management staff from local, regional, provincial, federal and First Nation protected areas with those in the research community including students and faculty from Universities and Colleges, First Nations, independent researchers, consultants, other government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.  

We plan to have a range of interesting and interactive formats including fire-side chats, roundtable discussions, displays, workshops, posters and presentations to a management/research 'dating' service. We're keen on exploring interesting and creative ways build connections, tackle challenges and share best practices. If we've peaked your interest - submit a brief description of what you'd like to contribute - or submit an idea or topic that you'd like to see addressed.

Visit our website www.unbc.ca/bcparf for conference details, registration dates and the detailed call for submissions and suggestions.

If you need more information please contact bcparf@unbc.ca or call the BCPARF office (250-960-5132).