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FUTURE OF OUR FORESTS - Preserving BC's Primary Forests Today to Protect Water and Wildlife Tomorrow


David Broadland
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Saturday, April 13th, 1-5:30pm UBC Okanagan Campus ASC 140

Admission by Advanced Sponsorship/Donation for Reserved Seating and Donations at the Door for Available Seating


1:00 Indigenous Territorial Welcome, Grouse and Pamela Barnes, Syilx elders

1:15 Land Acknowledgment - Alex Morrison, Chair, Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance

1:20 Welcome Remarks & Introductions

Eveline Wolterson; Casey Como, IWTF Hosts
Taryn Skalbania, IWTF/PWPA, IWTF Address

1:30-1:55 Elliot Tonasket, Retired Councillor & Natural Resource Consultant, Penticton Indian

Band Syilx Forestry Standards

2:00-2:25 Michelle Connolly, Conservation North, Protecting Primary Forests, Preserving Biodiversity

2:30-2:55 Refreshment Break, Arts & Science Foyer & Courtyard

3:00-3:35 MLA Mike Morris, Prince George-Mackenzie, Saving BC’s Wildlife – Future for Our Forests

3:40-4:15 Dr. Younes Alila, UBC Forest Resource Management, Hydrology of Convenience in BC Forestry

4:20-4:40 Jennifer Houghton, Boundary Forest Watershed Stewardship Society, The Power of Trees: Safeguarding Communities by Protecting Forests by Law

4:45-4:55 Barry Brandow, Granby Guides & Outfitters, Acknowledgement of Speakers
5:00- 5:25 Q & A panel

5:30-5:45 Dr. John Wagner, UBCO Environmental Anthropologist, Closing Remarks

5:45 Socializing

REGISTRATION for UBCO event and live zoom on Eventbrite coming soon! Here:__________________________

Live Event to be recorded and shared

LOCATION: UBC Okanagan Campus ASC 140


Theatre - UBC OKANAGAN Arts and Science building, ASC 140 (ground level) – see: https://learningspaces.ok.ubc.ca/classrooms/asc-140.

Adjoining Reception Foyerhttps://learningspaces.ok.ubc.ca/classrooms/asc-asc-112

Parking: https://parking.ok.ubc.ca/visitor-event-parking/short-term/. (Paid parking in effect at all times.)
Get directions: https://ok.ubc.ca/about/maps-directions-tours/


The Interior Watershed Task Force is a coalition of more than twenty NGOs, Community Organizations, and Professionals that was initiated in 2023.  The IWTF advocates for the legal protection and preservation of water, primary and natural forests, wildlife and critical habitats in the BC interior. We are based in the Okanagan region of BC and respectfully live and work on ancestral territories of several First Nations.

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