Monthly, 7:30 – 9:00 PM Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.
Where: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr. NW
for an evening of discovery and discussion in an informal and intimate
setting! Each month we will have an interactive presentation from a
We are looking for more CALL scientists and environmentalists –CALL members and others– to come forward to stimulate and inspire us with accounts of research pertinent in today’s world!Coordinators: Joe Boivin or Tom Jack
Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Woodland Caribou Research and Management in Canada
The current situation respecting boreal and southern mountain woodland caribou, a threatened species facing extirpation from several ranges, highlights the critical need for a much stronger public role to effectively counter a select management technocracy that have scribed a multi-year strategy based on the widespread and futile culling of wolves, reductions of moose populations, rehabilitation of seismic lines and operation of maternity pens, all effected to test a population theory first proposed >4 decades ago. The presentation covers the 65 year history of research and management efforts in a manner that everyone can understand and appreciate. You can get a lot more detail on Bob and the caribou story at www.teams-ltd.com.
Speaker : Bob Stewart, MSc., P. Biol, CWB
Bob's career as a biologist and forest management planning specialist spans more than 45 years in both western Canada and Nicaragua. Bob has also worked on the development of solutions that are both non-lethal, affordable and industry friendly, and provide an avenue of significant meaningful employment for indigenous communities intimately connected with many of these caribou ranges. His work has focused largely on models if participatory adaptive management meaning that the various publics with genuine interest in natural resource management should be at the management decision table respecting how resources are both managed and monitored.