Native Plant Study Group is on Zoom!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NPSG is still using Zoom to host our monthly talks. Meeting details will be sent out via the NPSG email newsletter. Members are guaranteed a spot and the remaining spots are free and open to non-members. If you would like to become a member, please see our Membership Info.

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Thursday, October 21 2021 7:00 PM

Talk: Management for the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

With Dr. Tara Martin

Where: Zoom

When: Oct 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific

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This month’s TOPIC:

Dr. Tara Martin will speak about her team’s work on cumulative effects and eco-cultural restoration in the Salish sea. This talk will touch on the need for management of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and their work with Parks Canada to develop an innovative management plan.  

Speaker Bio:

Tara is a Professor in Conservation Decision Science with the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia. She is a pioneer in the field of Conservation Decision Science – combining predictive ecological models with decision science to inform what actions to take, where to take them, and when to achieve our conservation and natural resource management goals. Tara leads a team of graduate students and research fellows seeking to understand, predict and ultimately inform decisions about the impact of global change on biodiversity and natural resources. Tara was recently awarded The Nature Conservancy Professor in Practice Award, Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Award for her work in Climate change decision making and a Wilburforce Conservation Fellowship. Tara is a member of the IUCN Climate Change Specialist Group and co-leads the Climate Adaptation Theme. https://www.taramartin.org/

Meeting Agenda:
6:45-7:00 Arrive for meeting on Zoom
7:00-7:30 Announcements, Upcoming Events
7:30-8:30 Presentation by Speaker
8:30-9:00 Questions about native plants & for speaker, socializing + more!

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Who We Are

The Native Plant Study Group is dedicated to learning about the native plants of British Columbia as wild populations and in garden settings, while promoting their use and conservation. Our diverse membership ranges from biologists to hobby gardeners, from horticulturists to plant enthusiasts.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) and feature a speaker, draw for native plants, and discussion.

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The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the WSANEC and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as their cultural significance.

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