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Urban Habitat for Pollinators
The ninth in a series of webinars hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Urban areas can be pollinator paradises! Learn about options and opportunities in the urban environment. This webinar will include information on proper design and use of native bee houses.
Webinars are ~1.5hrs. They are recorded and posted online at islandpollinatorinitative.ca for free and open access so please only register if you plan to attend the live webinar

Oct 7, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Kristen Miskelly
Botanist and Owner @Saanich Native Plants
Kristen is a biologist passionate about ecosystem restoration, native plants, and native plant propagation. She specializes in the botany and ecology of southeastern Vancouver Island and co-founded Saanich Native Plants, a local native plant nursery and consulting business dedicated to conserving, enhancing, and appreciating local ecosystems. Kristen enjoys teaching a range of courses and workshops related to plant identification, botany, restoration, and propagation.
Lora Morandin
Program Director @Pollinator Partnership Canada
Lora is a bee and beneficial insect researcher with over 20 years of experience. She has an MSc from Western University, a PhD from Simon Fraser University, and conducted Post Doctoral work at UC Berkeley. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, has co-authored books, and has developed many technical and outreach guides on protecting pollinators. Her ultimate goal is to work with others to create more sustainable landscapes that integrate conservation with human use. When not working at the job she loves she's usually taking care of her urban farm, hiking, and raising 2 daughters.
Stephanie Woods
Environmental Technician Natural Areas Parks, Recreation and Culture @City of Victoria
Stephanie Woods has recently joined the City of Victoria Parks Department as the Environmental Technician, who works primarily on the ecological restoration of the culturally rich and treasured natural areas of Victoria’s parks. It is her lifelong passion for protected wild areas, and the network of life they support, that has led her on a path of dedication for their continued protection, preservation and restoration. Her background is broad under the umbrella of conservation, having worked at federal, provincial and local levels with governments and non-profits on a variety of conservation initiatives. These initiatives have included invasive species and ecosystem restoration, public education and behaviour change, ecological integrity monitoring and human-animal interactions. She is enthusiastic about sharing and learning alongside stewards, partners and the public about the vital role of pollinators, habitat creation and outreach in Victoria.