Learning From Our Past: March 3-6, 2011. Tofino & Ahousaht, BC
Photos, speaker presentations and summary documents now posted from this watershed symposium. On this page:
- Symposium background
- Photos and Video
- Speaker Presentations
- More Info
The 1995 Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel Recommendations were a ground-breaking way of looking at our forest resources and represented a new paradigm in forest management. These recommendations prioritized local First Nations perspectives and introduced concepts such as ecosystem-management, variable-retention silviculture systems, watershed level planning, and adaptive management.
Fifteen years into the implementation of these recommendations, we are running into bottlenecks in implementing a monitoring and adaptive management program, and realizing that there are new management concerns that were not addressed in the original recommendations. The symposium’s primary objective was to reflect on the last 15 years of resource management in Clayoquot Sound and help inform the future.
The event was a timely opportunity to learn about the first 15 years of ecosystem management implementation in Clayoquot Sound, and a chance for Clayoquot to learn from newer forms of ecosystem based management in other areas of the Province and around the world.
Photos and Video
In addition to the photos above, we have a Flickr photo set you can browse.
Below is a 9 minute summary giving a taste of the conference.
We’ve gathered responses, including media coverage and participant feedback.
It does feel like Clayoquot has turned an important page; and a new chapter begins.
Many thanks to all 120 participants who attended this keystone event, and to the Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht communities for being amazing hosts.
We are very grateful to our generous hosts and sponsors, without whom the event could not have taken place.
For more information
If you have any questions about the Symposium and its outcomes, or would like to be part of the mail-out list, contact Satnam Manhas.