SCBC’s Annual General Meeting and Networking event was held in Vancouver and via Webinar on Friday, June 12 2015. The meeting featured a panel discussion on New Models for Stewardship in the 21st Century with speakers from a local government, a NGO and the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
The presence and enthusiasm of the 40+ attendees helped to make this event an incredible success and it was great to have the opportunity to hear from so many of you. We believe that our dynamic panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as practical tools of engagement models for moving stewardship ahead. One participant shared some “take home” thoughts from the panel discussion:
• Professional Organizations, like the Association of BC Forest Professionals and the Association of Professional Biologists, are good places to disseminate information to professionals working on the landscape
• We need to broaden our cultural horizons and work more with First Nations and other cultures
• For Local Governments, it’s important to be able to emphasize that working strategically together with land-use based organizations and land managers can help them be proactive in their land use regulation and management work. (i.e. collaborating now can avoid having to be reactive in the future.)
Thank you to Pamela Zevitt (South Coast Conservation Program), Rod Stott (City of Maple Ridge), and Sharron Glover (Association of BC Forest Professionals) for sharing your expertise and thoughts on stewardship. Much appreciation is also extended to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the use of the room and WebX technology (including the excellent skills of WebX facilitator, Elan Park).
See the power points of our panelists for view and download below