Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast
Program Coordination and Development:
Pamela Zevit RPBio, Special Projects Coordinator: As a conservation biologist Pamela provides specialized skills and expertise as well as interregional collaboration and engagement in working with SCCP partners, funders and practitioners on developing best practices and facilitating knowledge sharing around the science and management of species at risk and their habitat. Core programs Pamela oversees for the SCCP include: Species at Risk in the Classroom, working with First Nations on integrating traditional knowledge and species at risk protection, the SCCP's citizen science resources, working with local governments and more recently the Diversity by Design and Critical Habitat on Private Land guidance tools.
For inquiries about school programs, restoration tools and resources for local governments working to address species and ecosystems at risk responsibilities email: pamela[at]sccp.ca
Tamsin Baker MSc, Stewardship Coordinator: Tamsin Baker oversees the SCCP's flagship Nature Stewards Program. a multi-year partnership on private landowner stewardship with the Fraser Valley Conservancy Working in concert with other SCCP programs and project partners on extension and outreach, Tamsin supports overall program development and partnership building. Past/ongoing projects include: coordinating the annual Conservation Connections and various annual speaker events and workshops, The Coastal Sands Ecosystems Project and work in the Coquitlam River Watershed/Tri-cities area.
For inquiries about the Nature Stewards Program and resources for working with species or ecosystems at risk on private land email: tamsin[at]sccp.ca
For general inquires about species at risk on the South Coast, SCCP participation in special events or public talks email info[at]sccp.ca
The SCCP is governed as a collaborative or joint venture through a steering committee comprised of a number of partners including government (provincial, regional district and municipal) and non government (land trusts, stewardship groups, academia, environmental professionals and specialists). These various interests are represented through a steering committee guided by a terms of reference.
The steering committee is Chaired by John Richardson, Head of UBC's Department of Forest Sciences. Administrative support is provided by the BC Conservation Foundation and the Fraser Valley Conservancy. The SCCP is governed through a steering committee comprised of partner organizations, various levels of government and advisors from conservation and social science backgrounds. Partners involved at the Steering Committee level include A Rocha Canada (Brooksdale), Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver, Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Ducks Unlimited Canada BC, BC Nature, Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition and the Coastal Partners in Conservation.
A key objective of the SCCP is to build better relationships with First Nation interests across the entire bioregion. Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the diverse history and traditions that have evolved between South Coast First Nations and species at risk and their critical habitat is essential to our work. Collaborations have included working with Carrielynn Victor artist and traditional plant practitioner, Tsleil Waututh Nation, the Naut'sa Mawt tribal Council and TFN Construction / Matcon Civil Joint Venture (TMJV)
To find out more about the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and legal and regulatory obligations please check out our page on Recovery Planning