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Saskatchewan River Delta Symposium & Stewardship Discussion Session

Posted June 28, 2010 by LSC

Straddling the provincial borders of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan River Delta is rich in biodiversity providing important habitat for hundreds of species of birds, mammals and fish. It is the largest inland river delta in North America, totaling approximately 9,500 square kilometers. It also plays an important role for the First Nations and other communities in the area. Human influences within the Saskatchewan River Delta have been significant, and it is important to raise awareness of this sensitive and critical habitat.

On September 14 – 15, 2010 at the Wescana Inn in The Pas, Manitoba, Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin (PFSRB) is hosting a mini symposium to bring researchers, natural resource managers, policy makers and local stakeholders together to heighten awareness of and share information about the Saskatchewan River Delta.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 – Mini Delta Symposium
The one day mini symposium will cover current and historical research and knowledge of the delta. It is in follow-up to the Saskatchewan River Delta Symposium…Past, Present and Future (April 2008) and a basin wide watershed leadership meeting (October 2009). This symposium will cover current and historical research and knowledge of the delta including:

  • Water resources and dynamics
  • Ecosystems and changes
  • Human activities
  • Social and economic aspects
  • Land use

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 – Stewardship Discussion Session
This will be an exciting opportunity for participants to share information and brainstorm stewardship ideas for the Saskatchewan River Delta. It will begin with several presentations and follow up with an organized brainstorming session. Results of this brainstorming session will be posted on the website

For more information on this two-day event please contact Jennifer or Lis at 306–665-6887, or visit

2010 Canadian Environmental Network Conference Announced

Posted June 10, 2010 by LSC

The Canadian Environmental Network’s (RCEN) 2010 Conference is happening September 17‐19 in downtown Montreal. Share your experiences and join the conversation on biodiversity and the values of ecosystem services.

What’s New

The RCEN’s annual gathering is traditionally the place where environmental NGOs meet to discuss today’s most pressing environmental issues. This year, we’re opening up the conference to other sectors of the environmental community and the general public.

Public Presentations: Meet members of the RCEN’s 11 issue‐based caucuses and learn about their work: agriculture, environmental assessment, health, mining, water, youth and more.

Diversity of Perspectives: participants from ENGOs, government, industry, First Nations and youth will share their views on the values of biodiversity.

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Dowdeswell, President of the Council of Canadian Academies, and former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

Conserving Biodiversity Pays: The Values of Ecosystem Services

We all depend on biodiversity to live happy, healthy lives. In keeping with the United Nations’ International Year of Biodiversity, speakers at the 2010 conference discuss how conserving iodiversity pays—now and for the future.

For more information about speakers, programming and registration, visit the 2010 RCEN Conference website.

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