- Wednesday Walkers, October 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, The Larches and Nechako hills
On October 11th the Wednesday Walkers will hike to enjoy both The Larches and the hills along the Nechako in colour. Some of the trail may be slick from recent rains so walking sticks would be a good idea. Depending on time, we may do an in and out to the nearby Pidherny Bog. Meet in the parking lot at the Spruceland Shopping Mall at the corner of 5th Avenue and Hwy 97 under the big Save On Foods sign at 9:20 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure time, to sign a waiver and arrange car-pooling. This event is open to members and non-members. For more information, call Dora Hunter at 250 596-6772 or email: email@example.com.
- Moose in the Omineca Region, Thursday October 19, 7 p.m. at The Exploration Place
Shelley Marshall and Mike Klaczek, biologists with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, will present current information on moose populations in the Omineca Region. The talk will cover trends in moose populations in the central and southern Omineca management area region 7A. The talk will also provide an overview of the moose research project that the Province is conducting to examine what factors are driving moose population trends since 2 of the 5 study areas are in our region. There will also be a brief mention of some other initiatives underway in the region relating to moose. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the evening starts promptly at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday Walkers, October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Tabor Mountain area
On October 25th the Wednesday Walkers will go back to the Klein Road area of Tabor Mountain to hike the Moose trail and then pop back down to the Dougherty Creek Mobility Trail to see this scenic spot in autumn. Meet in the parking lot at the Spruceland Shopping Mall at the corner of 5th Avenue and Hwy 97 under the big Save On Foods sign at 9:20 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure time, to sign a waiver and arrange car-pooling. This event is open to members and non-members. For more information, call Dora Hunter at 250 596-6772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Club Memberships
New members can take out a first-time membership as early as October for the next membership year which runs January 1 to December 31. Memberships can be purchased online at https://pgnc.wordpress.com/membership/. Memberships are also available at Presentation nights.
- Friday October 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where Does the Paris Agreement Get Us?UNBC Room 8-164
The Honourable Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament, will make a presentation at UNBC. Her topic: Where does the Paris Agreement get us? Are we still in a climate emergency? This is an Inspiring Women Among Us/Global Fridays sponsored talk. To participate remotely go to: http://www.unbc.ca/nres-institute/colloquium-webcasts
- Tuesday October 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tatlayoko Community Open House
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is holding a Tatlayoko Community Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Creek Ranch, Tatlayoko Valley. Join this community gathering for snacks, tea and coffee and the chance to talk about conservation in the Valley. Nature Conservancy of Canada staff will deliver a presentation at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m., about plans for conservation work in the Tatlayoko Valley, after which there will be opportunities for discussion, followed by a barbecue lunch. For more information, contact Tanya Wahbe, director of NCC’s West Coast program, at email@example.com, or call toll-free at 888-404-8428.
- Saturday October 21, Ethnobotany Workshop with Carla Burton, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UNBC Lab 8-325
Carla Burton is a UNBC faculty member who teaches Ethnobotany in Terrace, B.C. The workshop will include a presentation on plant uses by local First Nations people for food, medicine, spirituality, and technology. Participants will take a short walk in the UNBC vicinity to examine native plants. The afternoon will consist of making salves with native plants that people can take home. Registration for David Douglas Botanical Garden Society members is $25 and will be $50 for non-members, which will include a DDBGS membership. To register or for more information contact Anne at 250-981-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org Registration for non-members will be open on October 15th. Please bring a sharp paring knife, sturdy gloves, and a container for your salve, to the workshop. Other equipment and tools will be provided by DDBGS.
Carla Burton (PhD, University of Victoria) is an Adjunct Professor at UNBC and a partner in the firm Symbios Research and Restoration, operating out of Terrace, BC. For over 20 twenty years she has worked on contracts relating to restoration ecology and ethnobotany in the northwest of British Columbia. She has worked in collaboration with the Nisga’a and Gitxsan First Nations in British Columbia documenting traditional plant use, conducting traditional use studies and restoring ecosystems with herbaceous native plants.
- Wednesday November 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. DFO Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan, Prince George Open House
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has outlined its five-year implementation plan for Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon. For all the details, see http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/consultation/wsp-pss/index-eng.html. A public open house will be held in Prince George on November 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coast Inn of the North.
- Pacific Salmon Foundation Concerned About Open-Net Farmed Salmon
On September 22, the Pacific Salmon Foundation issued a public statement of concern about a recent announcement by the US-based Seafood Watch and the BC Salmon Farmers of BC stating that BC open-net farmed salmon are now a good alternative seafood choice for consumers. PSF believes that the recommendation is premature and inappropriate. Reasons are outlined here: https://www.psf.ca/news-media/public-statement-re-new-rating-farmed-salmon