Date: Saturday, March 4 2023, All day
Location: Yukon University - Ayamdigut campus
Vision and purpose:
The Yukon Conservation Data Centre and the YukonU Research Centre host a daylong event to highlight ongoing biodiversity assessment and monitoring projects throughout the Yukon. The vision is in four basic parts:
- To foster partnerships and networking - including coordinated contribution to national and local initiatives relative to the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy;
- to deliver public education on biodiversity issues;
- to provide coordination among field researchers promoting long term data bases on key focal species;
- to integrate local Traditional Knowledge into on-going field data gathering processes.
The Forum is designed as a single-day annual event, held this year March 4th from approximately 9am to 4pm. The purpose is to give an opportunity for a broad cross section of exposure to current field projects that relate to biodiversity assessment and monitoring in the Yukon. Posters, coffee and lunch breaks are normally provided. A day for community members and researchers to share information and foster partnerships, learn about Yukon plants, animals and special habitats as well as to identify knowledge gaps and species or habitats that need monitoring.
Everyone is encouraged to attend, ask questions and learn directly from each other.
Registration: The sessions are open to all with an interest in Yukon biodiversity, its assessment, monitoring and conservation. There is no registration fee.
Learn more about previous forums and the Yukon biodiversity working group.