Raincoast Education Society Speaker Series: Part 3 of a 5-part series
CONSERVATION OF WILD SALMON: COSEWIC AND THE SPECIES AT RISK ACT
with SFU professor and COSEWIC chair Dr. John Reynolds
Thursday, February 7th, 7:00 pm
Darwin’s Café @ Tofino Botanical Gardens (1084 Pacific Rim Hwy)
$5 at the door
Salmon are often referred to as the lifeblood of the coast, and few animals are as recognized and revered as the five species of salmon spawning in BC. Dr. John Reynolds and his lab at SFU have been studying the ecological role of salmon in BC for years, and in his current role as Chair of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, he oversees the assessment, listing and monitoring of threatened and endangered stocks and runs throughout the province. How do fluctuations in natural populations affect the rest of the ecosystem? How do we assess these trends? What can we infer from declines, and how can we work to reverse them? Join us for a fascinating talk from one of the leading experts in the field.
Whether your interests lie in landing a tyee, or orca ID (or maybe just plankton taxonomy), as a westcoaster, chances are you are involved and engaged when it comes to marine matters, and here is a chance to get informed too! The Raincoast Education Society is proud to present the 2019 edition of our Raincoast Speaker Series – this year’s theme is “Predator and Prey”. From copepods to killer whales and everything in between, come out and join some of BC’s leading scientists to learn more about the key players in the marine food web, how they interact amongst each other, and what it all means for us. Whether you are keen on learning more about the biology and ecology of the species whose home we share, or looking to get some perspective on the politics of stock assessment (or maybe just brushing up on your plankton taxonomy), this series is guaranteed to please, and we can’t wait to sea you there! New this year is the Raincoast Speaker Series punchcard! Attend all five talks to be entered in a draw for an amazing prize!