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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
All College members are invited to join a webinar from 1-2pm PST on February 25 to hear an overview of the College's climate change adaptation project and new resources that will soon be available for use by members. How to join the webinar: Click on this link and insert your... Read more
The College's 2016 Conference & AGM will be held on Earth Day, April 22, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The preliminary schedule has been released and registration is now open . We hope you can join us in Richmond, or participate in the live webcast of the event!Read more

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