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FRASER WATERSHED
RESTORATION CONFERENCE 2019

April 24th & 25th, 2019
Thompson Rivers University

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The Fraser Watershed Initiative is working towards creating a $500 million restoration fund.

The fund will enable the largest restoration project in Canada.

The iconic Fraser Watershed is suffering an ecological and economic crisis from historical development, forest fires, climate change and other ecological impacts that exacerbate the stresses on salmon, caribou and a myriad of terrestrial and riverine species. This is  leading to a decline in natural resources and employment opportunities.

The Fraser Watershed Restoration Conference will bring together Indigenous leaders, industry experts, government representatives, academics, community officials, and conservationists from British Columbia and across North America, who are interested in advancing watershed restoration and reconciliation with First Nations throughout the watershed.

The Fraser Watershed Initiative, host of the conference, is working towards creating a $500 million restoration fund, to initiate the largest restoration project in Canada – Restoring the Fraser Watershed. A multi-year project that will require the involvement of people across sectors and throughout the watershed.

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9 GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND THE FRASER WATERSHED RESTORATION CONFERENCE

  1. Be on the ground floor of the biggest restoration project in Canada – Restoration of the Fraser Watershed.
  2. Discover innovative employment opportunities. funding options and long-term business opportunities.
  3. Gain access to the latest science and traditional knowledge of forest restoration as well as cutting edge reviews of new regulations and policies.
  4. Learn about upcoming Land Use Planning opportunities.
  5. Gather directly applicable information relating to wildlife, salmon and other species at risk.
  6. Analyze BC’s forest fire devastation and discuss progressive solutions to keep BC forests healthy and our forest communities safe.
  7. Network with key Indigenous and other government leaders, NGO and industry champions.
  8. Help determine restoration objectives and shape future plans and strategies. 
  9. Discuss the decline of salmon stocks and learn about advanced collaborative habitat restoration solutions combining modern scientific approaches with proven First Nations historical knowledge and techniques.
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