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The College of Applied Biology is very pleased to welcome Mr. Tony Fogarassy, M.Sc., LL.M. to the organization as Lay Council member. Lay Councillors are appointed by the government by a Ministerial Order to ensure that the College upholds its mandate to protect the public interest. Lay members sit as... Read more
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See message below from the Acting Regional Manager for the Species at Risk Program regarding incoming documents. Greetings, This email is to inform you that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans will be posting several federal Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategies, Action Plans and Management Plans on the Species... Read more
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The CDC just released its annual rank and taxonomy update announcement. Please find attached the full announcement and the information below from the BC Conservation Data Center. 2016 Taxonomy, Classification and Rank Updates The 2016 CDC changes to taxonomy and Provincial Conservation Status Ranks for species, and changes in classification... Read more
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Please see the note below regarding comments on the Cumulative Effects Framework implementation from both the BC Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Forests, Lands, & Natural Resource Operations. Hi all, The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of Environment are seeking feedback and comment... Read more
The first occurrence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in western North America has been confirmed in a little brown bat ( Myotis lucifugus ) in Washington State. Although WNS is not known to pose a threat to humans, pets, livestock, or other wildlife, it has had a very significant impact on... Read more
The Wildlife Society is requesting applications for the Donald H. Rusch Memorial Game Bird Research Scholarship. This is an annual scholarship of $2,000 that is presented to a graduate student studying any aspect of upland game bird or waterfowl biology and management.In 2016, applicants must be registered in a master’s... Read more
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Next week (March 21-25) has been declared the first ever Technology Skills Appreciation Week in BC. On March 17, the College celebrated this new initiative with Shirley Bond, the Minister of Jobs, Tourism, & Skills Training at the BC Legislature, along with many other BC professional associations.Read more
Please see the letters below from the Species at Risk Recovery, Canadian Wildlife Service: The first letter is regarding three final documents posted to the Species at Risk Public Registry. The second letter is regarding a proposed document, available for comments until early May 2016 Hello, Please note that on... Read more
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Weaver will be delivering a presentation on climate policy at the College's Conference & AGM on April 22. Dr. Weaver is a renowned climate scientist, a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, and the Leader of the BC Green... Read more
Please see the letter below from the Species at Risk Recovery, Canadian Wildlife Service, requesting input on several proposed recovery strategies & management plans for a number of SARA listed species in BC. Hello, Please note that the recovery strategies and management plan listed below have been posted as proposed... Read more