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Monday, December 3


Keynote Address
BCPARF Keynote Address: Prioritizing Threat Management for Species Persistence within BC


Tara Martin

Dr Tara Martin is a Professor of Conservation Decision Science in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this, she was a Principal Research Scientist with Australia’s National Science Agency, CSIRO where she founded... Read More →

Monday December 3, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Canfor Theatre, UNBC 3333 University Way, Prince George
Tuesday, December 4


Welcome and Introductions

Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Canfor Theatre, UNBC 3333 University Way, Prince George
  • Moderator Tory Stevens and Pam Wright


Indigenizing Conservation Plenary
Indigenizing Conservation


Eli Enns

Eli is a Nuu-chah-nulth Canadian political scientist and internationally recognized expert in bio-cultural heritage conservation. He is a community developer focused in Constitutional Law, Geopolitics and Ecological Governance. Eli is co-founder of the Ha’uukmin Tribal Park in the... Read More →

Chloe Dragon Smith

Chloe Dragon Smith is a young Metis woman born and raised in Yellowknife, NWT. Of Chipewyan and European heritage, she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. Chloe holds a B.Sc in Earth Science from the University of... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Canfor Theatre, UNBC 3333 University Way, Prince George
  • Moderator Candace Batycki
  • AV Assistant Pam Wright


Poster Session
Field Restoration in Eskers Provincial Park
Red Hills Fire History and Changing Restoration Goals
Conserving Large Landscapes: Realizing the Potential of Pro-active Planning
Mapping the Human Footprint in the Peace River Break
Wilderness Perceptions Experience of Visitors to the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, BC
Minimum dynamic reserves: maximizing resilience of boreal protected areas to large fires
Web-based tool for evaluating ecological benchmarks at the ecoregion-level in the northwest boreal region of North America
Habitat Restoration Planning for the Vancouver Island Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia insulana) at Rithet’s Bog, Saanich B.C.
Restoring the Coastal Sands Ecosystem at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park After Seawall Removal
BC Parks Foundation
Urban Deer Density Estimation, Habitat Selection, and Population Management Description


Pam Wright (Poster)

Field Restoration in Eskers Provincial Park: Eskers Provincial Park is located 30 minutes NW of Prince George in a glacially sculpted landscape representing 1/3 of the Stuart River Eskers Complex with long sinuous eskers and numerous small kettle lakes. Over the last two decades the... Read More →

Andrew Day

BC Parks Foundation

Karen Dietrich

MSc. NRES Graduate Student, UNBC

Marc Edwards

BEACONs Project, University of Alberta and Yukon College
Protected areas (PAs) in boreal regions should be resilient to regional disturbance regimes to avoid complete loss of habitat in the case of large disturbance events. Fire is an important disturbance in northern BC, and the BEACONs Project has used historical fire data to estimate... Read More →

Adrian de Groot

Drosera Ecological Consulting
The Red Hills of Uncha Mountain Red Hills Provincial Park were identified in planning documents as having an issue of aspen trees encroaching on at-risk grasslands and scrub/steppe ecosystems due to a lack of fire. The fire history of a adjacent old Douglas-fir stand was investigated... Read More →

Kim Lisgo

BEACONs Project, University of Alberta and Yukon College
The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) envisions a dynamic landscape that maintains functioning, resilient boreal ecosystems and associated cultural resources. To support this vision, the NWB LCC partnered with the BEACONs Project to implement a new approach... Read More →

Jerrican Mann

University of Northern British Columbia
Anthropogenically driven climate change is now recognized to be one of the most serious threats to biodiversity and the conservation thereof. Climate reshuffling, disappearance, and the emergence of novel climates forces species to tolerate climate changes, adapt, or migrate to more... Read More →

Erica McClaren

BC Parks
Restoring the Coastal Sands Ecosystem at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park After Seawall Removal At the BCPARF conference in Victoria in 2016, we presented on the seawall removal portion of the shoreline restoration project at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. This year, we will share... Read More →

Odinn Steinsson

The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area (MK) in northeastern BC is about 6.4 million hectares and is known for its largely unroaded nature, cultural, ecological and geographical diversity. Many research conducted in this field have focused on the study of wilderness perception. This research... Read More →

Pierre Vernier

BEACONs Project, University of Alberta and Yukon College
Ecological benchmarks provide anchors for landscape conservation by establishing the foundation for a robust and resilient protected areas network, and reference conditions for identifying sustainable land management practices. Benchmarks support implementation of active adaptive... Read More →

Sonia Voicescu

University of Victoria
Rithet’s Bog Conservation Area is an urban park rich in ecological diversity that has undergone considerable change within the last century. It is the last remaining peat bog within the Saanich Peninsula, and hosts an array of rare wildlife and plant species. One of those species... Read More →

Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Admin Atrium


25 Years of Conservation Dinner and Celebration
A celebration of 25 years of Y2Y including poster session, cash bar, stand-up dinner, movies and music

Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Admin Atrium
Wednesday, December 5


Climate Change on Arctic Parks Plenary
The Effect of Climate Change on Arctic Parks


Paul Gray

In 2015-16 Parks Canada sponsored completion of climate change vulnerability assessments (CCVA) for Tuktut Nogait NP, Ukkusiksalik NP, and Auyuittuq NP under the auspices of a pilot study entitled “Understanding Climate-Driven Ecological Change in the North”. These assessments... Read More →

Christopher Lemieux

Wilfrid Laurier University
In 2010 Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss within a decade by achieving 20 objectives that are commonly known as the Aichi targets. In this article, we explore aspects of Canada’s work on one... Read More →

Wednesday December 5, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am