4th Research and Conservation Conference
On Saturday, April 9th, 2016 over sixty people attended and participated in the 4th Research and Conservation Conference at Backus Heritage Conservation Area’s Education Centre.
Fourteen representatives presented from various organizations including: Delta Waterfowl, ALUS Norfolk, Nature Conservancy of Canada, University of Waterloo, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, McMaster University, Long Point Basin Land Trust, University of Western Ontario, Long Point Causeway Improvement Project, University of Toronto, and Simcoe & District Fish & Game Club.
The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation would like to thank all of the presenters that took time out of their busy schedules to share their research.
The conference showcased researchers from undergraduate level to post-Doctorate, as well as conservation practitioners and local organization representatives. Presentations drew attention to local environmental projects, issues and concerns, while engaging members of the community in this educational and open forum.
Members of the community, local organizations, as well as students and professors from academic institutions across Southern Ontario, contributed to making this day a successful event, providing promise for the future of research and citizen science based initiatives in the Long Point Biosphere.
"I have not attended another event where so many different individuals and organization representatives, with so many different knowledge and interest levels, have been invited to share their passion and knowledge for a special place,” said one attendee.
We are already looking forward to next year!