APB e-News Letter - May 2015
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The APB had a successful 10th Annual Conference and AGM
in Prince George this spring. Thank you to all those who helped
make this event a success. 


Congratulation to the APB 2015
Awards Recipients:

Life Member: Jim Pojar, RPBio.
Life membership with APB is reserved for members that stand as role models who bring distinction to the profession with inspiration and mentorship to other members. Life members of APB have significant continuous involvement in the association with consistent support of its stated purposes. 

President’s Award: Megan Hanacek, RPBio.
Thank you to Megan for her dedicated role as Managing Director for the APB during a busy transition period from 2010-2014 when the APB returned to independence from the College of Applied Biology.

2015 Gold Pins:
APB recognizes members who have been a member for 20 years with a gold pin. The following members have reached this milestone in 2015:

Rick Bonar  -  James Trask  -  Bradley Pollard  -  John Deal
Mike MacFarlane  -  Mark Gollner  -  Martin Davies  -  Janice Jarvis
Todd Mahon
  -  Mary Morris  -  Pamela  Thuringer  -  Jim Scott
Dwight Shanner


Upcoming Professional Development Events

May 2015

May 28
Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects Under the CEAA 2012
Vancouver, BC.


June 2015

June 3-4
Training Workshop on Stream Restoration Techniques to Improve Aquatic Habitat
North Vancouver, BC

June 3
SCEK Boreal Caribou Research and Effectiveness Monitoring (REMB) Webinar Series - Boreal caribou health study: outcomes to date.

June 4
Update on Contaminated Site Regime in BC
Vancouver, BC

June 10
Climate Change Webinar: Engineering impacts from two perspectives – from the highway to the bush

June 11
Environmental Mitigation Policy and Procedures (EMP) for use in natural resource sectors.
Vancouver, BC

June 12
The Coastal Invasive Species Committee 10th annual Spring Forum, AGM and Field Tour
To register
Bowser, BC

June 15-19
Fish & Fish Habitat Inventory Methods (FFHIM)
North Vancouver, BC

June 18
2015 EMA of BC AGM and Awards Gala
Vancouver, BC

June 17
SCEK Boreal Caribou Research and Effectiveness Monitoring (REMB) Webinar Series -Censusing wolves to determine associations between industrial activity and caribou population growth rates


July 2015

July 28
Compassionate Conservation 2015
Vancouver, BC


August 2015

August 13-14
Upper Fraser White Sturgeon Experiential Biology Field Tour
Prince George, BC


International Conferences

June 2015

June 16-18
4th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change
Alicante, Spain

June 22-24
3rd International Conference on Oceanography
Philadelphia, USA
Migratory birds are an important part of Canadian biodiversity. These birds as individuals, as well as their nests and eggs, are protected everywhere in Canada under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA) and its regulations. Migratory birds can be inadvertently harmed as a result of many activities including, but not limited to, mowing, clearing trees or vegetation, and draining or flooding land.  Planning ahead can assist you, and your clients, in complying with the law and help make proactive avoidance and mitigation decisions for any activities that might have detrimental effects on migratory birds, their nests and eggs.

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 *BioNotes May 2015*

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