Facilitating the protection and restoration of endangered species and ecological communities on BC’s South Coast

Coastal Sand Ecosystems of BC - 2018 Workshop hosted by Parks Canada

Event Date: 
February 27, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

Parks Canada is hosting a workshop organized to showcase restoration efforts regarding Coastal Sand Ecosystems (CSE) on the coast of BC. The workshop is for those involved in managing and restoring these ecosystems to share and discuss information on various initiatives. There is no cost. Registration for the workshop is below. Questions can be sent to tamsin_baker(at)hotmail.com.

DRAFT Agenda:

9:00 am                  Doors open

Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be available

9:30-9:45 am          Welcome and Introductions – Ross Vennesland (Parks Canada)

9:45-10:00 am        Overview of Status Report on CSE (2011) – Nick Page (Raincoast Applied Ecology)

9:45-10:15 am        Back from the Brink: Restoring the Endangered Pink Sand-verbena to Pacific Rim – Ross Vennesland (Parks Canada)

10:15-10:45 am      Dynamic Dunes - 10 years of CSE Restoration and Recovery of Associated Species at Risk at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Mike Collyer (Parks Canada)

10:45-11:00 am   Break

11:00-11:25 am      CSE overview of Cordova Shore, James Island and Sidney Island – Nick Page (Raincoast Applied Ecology)

11:25-11:55 am      Ecosystems on the Edge - Restoring CSE on Sidney Island - Pippi Lawn, Gulf Islands National Park (Parks Canada)

11:55-12:15 pm      Conservation efforts on James and Clayoquot Islands - Nature Conservancy of Canada update – Jocelyn Wood (Nature Conservancy of Canada)

12:15-1:15 pm     Lunch (provided)

1:15-1:45 pm          Island View Beach Management Plan overview and update – Todd Golumbia (Capital Regional District)

1:45-2:15 pm          Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park sea wall removal and CSE restoration project - Erica McClaren (BC Parks)

2:15-2:45 pm          TBA

2:45-3:30 pm       Break

3:00-3:30 pm          CSE restoration at Metro Vancouver Regional Parks – Tamsin Baker (South Coast Conservation Program) on behalf of Metro Vancouver

CSE Stewardship on the South Coast, with focus on Savary Island – Tamsin Baker (South Coast Conservation Program)

3:30-4:30 pm          Next Steps discussion: Topics to include:

  • Framework for information sharing on CSEs
  • Ensuring long-term sustainability of CSE project results
  • Funding sources for CSE restoration
  • Coordination of educational messaging


Horticultural Centre of the Pacific
505 Quayle Road
V9E 2J7 Victoria , BC
British Columbia CA
CSE Workshop Agenda Feb 1 draft
Status Report on CSE (2011)
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