Upcoming NPLCC
Science-Management Webinar: Conserving Dry Forest and Savannah Habitats


Photo Credit: Peter Arcese 
Are you interested in conserving dry forests or savannah habitats? Join the NPLCC and Nature Trust of BC for: Cross-boundary Planning for Resilience and Restoration of Endangered Oak Savannah and Coastal Douglas-fir Forest Ecosystems
Register for the webinar here

Tuesday, October 18th, 1-2pm (Pacific)

The Georgia Basin supports a globally unique mix of dry forest and savannah habitats that evolved under historic climates and First Nations management. These extraordinary areas still provide ecosystem services essential to human health and well-being and are widely recognized for their outstanding beauty, recreational and economic values. However, most of this historic habitat has been converted to human use, and what remains will be lost without further investment in conservation and restoration.  

The goal of this project was to develop a landscape planning tool to answer the question: can we maximize the biodiversity benefits of conservation investments by prioritizing land parcels and landscapes for acquisition and stewardship?  To do so, researchers provide a web-based prioritization tool and tutorial designed to identify ‘optimal solutions’ to user-defined problems in the conservation of Coastal Douglas-fir, Garry oak/Arbutus savanna, and maritime meadow bird and plant communities.  

The resulting NPLCC planning tool is described extensively in an companion tutorial and represents a state-of-the-art, web-based planning tool designed to facilitate the ability of land managers to prioritize land parcels for acquisition and stewardship based on the distributions of target and non-target communities as they exist now and are predicted to occur in 2045

About the Presenters:
Peter Arcese
Peter Arcese is Professor and Forest Renewal BC Chair of Conservation Biology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University British Columbia and Board Chair of the Nature Trust of BC. He has worked since 1980 on the ecology, genetics and conservation of plant, mammal and bird populations of the Pacific Northwest, Africa and Andes, and has contributed 3 books and >130 papers on the demography, ecology, genetics and conservation of terrestrial and marine species and ecosystems.  Peter maintains the world’s longest running study of a genetically-pedigreed wildlife population and is particularly skilled in the collection and analysis of empirical data, and the design of monitoring programs and conservation policy.
Space is limited, please register through the button at the top of this announcement. If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recording will be available on our YouTube Channel shortly after and we will post viewing information on nplcc.org.
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