Protected or in Peril?
Conservation in the Peace River Break and Muskwa-Kechika Regions
University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, BC
March 15-16, 2013
This workshop will focus on the conservation values, challenges and opportunities in the greater Peace River Break and northern Canadian Rockies region. The Peace River Break is one of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the Yellowstone to Yukon Region, yet there are few protected areas, decreasing intact habitat for wide-ranging wildlife species, and a rapidly expanding industrial footprint—including the prospect of a third hydroelectric dam on the Peace River.
The workshop will include keynote presentations on recent leading-edge research in the region; discussion on a collaborative conservation strategy for the Peace River Break; roundtable discussions on future research needs; and action steps towards achieving conservation goals. Join us to learn more and help shape the future of the Peace Break region by sharing your knowledge and ideas.
• A Conservation Vision for the Peace River Break Region
• Impacts of the Proposed Site C Dam on the Peace River
• Land Use Change & Natural Capital Assessment in the Peace Break Region
• Assessing Cumulative Impacts on Wide-Ranging Species in the Peace River Break Region
• Muskwa-Kechika Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Assessment
• Caribou Research and Conservation Initiatives in the Peace Region
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC