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Weekly Restoration Tips

SER-WC's 2015 New Year's resolution to share a weekly restoration tip has been going strong.

Do you know 11 shoreline species that can be successfully established by cuttings?

Learn more: Tips #1 through #15  are posted on the 2015 Weekly Restoration Tips page of our website.

Invasive Species Corner

Knocking out Knotweed: Research Pins down a Rouge Invasion 

The science behind knotweed establishment in the Pacific Northwest, and considerations for treatment.
New Resources:

World Register of Introduced Marine Species

Website on Invasive Species in Canada's Forests launched by the Invasive Species Centre
Upcoming Invasive Species Webinars:

Forest Invasives Spring Webinar Series 
(Apr. 2-May 7)

Invasive Species Learning Options
Invasive Species: Towards a Deeper Understanding

A New Aquatic Invasive Species Framework for the Columbia Basin
(Apr. 20)

Addressing Aquatic Invasives
(Apr. 23)


Read the latest publication of SERNews from the SER Headquarters
Ted Talk:
Ecology from the Air
(Greg Asner)
Biodiversity and carbon accounting on a large scale

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is coordinating forest road decommissioning and restoration to improve habitat connectivity
Growing Native Plants for Our Common Future - Tipi Mountain Native Plant Nursery is the premier native plant nursery in the Southern Interior/Kootenay Region of British Columbia.
Keefer Ecological Services Ltd. (KES) provides ecologically based solutions inspired by the ingenuity observed in natural systems. KES also offers clients multi-disciplinary project coordination and leadership and green business development support.

E-Newsletter: Spring 2015

Restoration:Back to Basics

A couple of presentations at recent conferences have provided useful reminders on the importance of two basic components of restoration projects: 
  1. A thorough planning process; and
  2. Scientific evaluation of the individual factors influencing restoration success.
At the 2015 Native Prairie Restoration & Reclamation Workshop, a presentation from Tannas Conservation Services Ltd. reviews the process of restoration from establishing project goals and timelines to implementation and monitoring. The importance of understanding site conditions, available resources, and the relationship between project design and project objectives is discussed.
paper presented on Teck Coal Ltd.'s Elkview Operations at the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation 2014 Symposium reviews how efforts have been made to "identify and control as many links in the 'reclamation chain' as possible". This has allowed refinement of re-vegetation prescriptions to work towards meeting mine reclamation objectives.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Location
Jan - May
The Right Seed in the Right Place at the Right Time: Tools for Sustainable Restoration
Webinar Series
Apr - Oct
BC Wildlife Federation wetland workshops Across BC
Apr 21-22
Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy
Calgary, AB
Apr 27

Root Food Plants of the BC Interior
Castlegar, BC
May 6-7
Regulated Rivers: Environment, Ecology, and Management 
Castlegar, BC
May 21-25
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting
Saskatoon, SK
Jun 1-3

Mine Closure Conference 2015
Vancouver, BC
Jun 8-11
Plant ID Course
Cremona, AB
Jun 15-18
Canadian Land Reclamation Association Conference and AGM
Winnipeg, MB
Jul 2-5
Botany BC 2015
Elkford, BC
Jul 6-9
Forests and Water in a Changing Environment
Kelowna, BC
Aug 23-27
World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Manchester, UK
Aug 31- 

Oct 31
Northern Latitudes Mining Reclamation Workshop

International Rangeland Congress 
call for papers closes
Juneau, AK

Saskatoon, SK

Please visit our Events Calendar for more
upcoming events

New on our Website
Updated Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Updated Funding Resources, including guidance documents on writing grant applications

New Links and Reference Material page
Become Involved!

We are looking for projects to include in our Restoration Showcase, as well as restoration-related photos, events, news, and resources to put on our website and include in our newsletters.

Please contact us if you have anything to share!

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