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Conservation Webinar Series

BCWF Conservation Webinar Series

Science-based Solutions & Recommendations for the Protection and Conservation of B.C.'s Fish, Wildlife and Habitat

In fall 2020, the B.C. Wildlife Federation started offering free conservation webinars on Zoom to fulfill its mandate of providing science-based solutions and consistent recommendations for the protection and conservation of fish, wildlife and habitat in British Columbia. The webinars do not only support conservation education and are a collaboration between the BCWF and other like-minded organizations, but they also create awareness and promote advocacy activities for the BCWF membership and public audience.

Upcoming Webinars

The following calendar will be updated continuously. Please check back for updates frequently.

Topic Keynote Organization Date Registration
Factors Affecting Moose Populations in Interior B.C. Chris Procter Ministry of FLNRORD, Fish and Wildlife - Kamloops 31/03/21 Register below
Integrated carnivore-ungulate management: a case study in west-central Montana Kelly Proffitt Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks – Wildlife Division 14/04/21 Register below
Survival of Pacific salmon Released or Escaped from Fisheries Capture Dr. Scott Hinch Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, UBC 27/05/21 Coming soon
Impacts of Pinniped Predation on BC salmon Dr. Carl Walters Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC 07/07/21 Coming soon
Chronic Wasting Disease: Prevention, Surveillance and Response Cait Nelson Ministry of FLNRORD 04/08/21 Coming soon

Previous Webinars

Check out our previous webinars below. You may also find them in our BCWF Conservation Webinar Series Playlist on YouTube.

Factors Affecting Moose Populations in Interior B.C. on March 31, 2021

Chris Procter, Senior Wildlife Biologist at the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, Fish and Wildlife – Kamloops presented on:

• Update on ongoing moose research in interior B.C.
• Effects of landscape change on moose – results and recommendations to date
• Factors affecting moose population change
• Next steps

Stay tuned for the additional Q&A! 

Forest Practices & Fish Habitat Webinar on Feb. 23, 2021

Kevin Kriese, Chair and Doug Wahl, Manager Audits and Investigations at the BC Forest Practices Board presented on the following topics:

• Who is the Forest Practices Board?
• Findings from a Special Investigation Conserving Fish Habitat Under the Forest and Range Practices Act
• Recommendations for improving forest practices

Southern Interior Mule Deer Project Webinar on Jan. 26, 2021

Watch the Zoom recording of the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project Webinar from January 26, 2021. Our speaker, Sam Foster, Ph.D. Candidate from the University of Idaho presented on:
– How human disturbances can disrupt ecological communities
– Animal risk response and how we can explore them with camera trapping
– Southern Interior Mule deer camera trapping program and next steps

Recovery & Persistence of Interior Fraser Steelhead Webinar on Dec. 8, 2020

Last year, only an estimated 38 Chilcotin steelhead made it back to spawn, down from over 3,000 in the 1980s. The B.C. Wildlife Federation remains extremely concerned about the functional extinction of the Chilcotin and Thompson river steelhead.

In the Zoom webinar on December 8th, 2020, Rob Bison, Fisheries Stock Assessment Biologist, with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development discussed:
• potential for recovery
• question of persistence
• evaluation of management levers

Southern Interior Mule Deer Project Webinar on Nov. 10, 2020

What do we know about mule deer?
How could landscape change, predators, other prey species and wildfires be affecting mule deer?

The Southern Interior Mule Deer project was created to answer some of these questions.
Come find out some of the preliminary findings from some of the researchers on B.C.’s largest collaborative mule deer study a year after it was first launched.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in attending the webinar but unable to join. Will the webinar be recorded? 

Yes! The webinar will be recorded and made available on YouTube in our BCWF Conservation Webinar Series Playlist and the tab ‘Live’ on Facebook. We also link to the recordings of all previous webinars on our Conservation Webinar Series webpage.

I have registered for the Zoom webinar but I am unable to attend. How do I receive a recording of the webinar? 

No problem, 24 hours after the Zoom webinar has ended, all registrants will receive an email with the link to the recording on YouTube and Facebook Live video.

Will my questions be responded to? 

We give our best to respond to all questions coming in from Zoom and Facebook during the webinar. However, due to time constraints, we offer to collect the questions that were not responded to and upload the responses to them after the webinar on the Conservation Webinar Series webpage under “Previous Webinars”.

I know what I want to ask before the webinar. 

You can send your questions to communications@bcwf.bc.ca before the webinar. Please note that your Zoom registration confirmation email will include a note to send your questions to the Communications Team before the webinar if you prefer.

I have looked at the uploaded responses to the questions that were not responded to during the webinar and I still have questions.

If possible, we will include the contact details of our speaker to respond to more questions. Otherwise, you can send us an email to communications@bcwf.bc.ca and we will respond as soon as possible.