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Introduction to Pollinators
The first 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. Introduction to Pollinators will cover the what, why, and who of pollinators, issues, misconceptions, and how to help. Jennifer Heron will give an overview of the conservation status of pollinators in BC, their diversity, status, and numbers, the pollinator hot spots in our province, and discuss some of the challenges to their accurate assessment. For more information on this webinar series see: https://islandpollinatorinitiative.ca/new-webinars

Jun 24, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Lora Morandin
Acting Director @Pollinator Partnership Canada
Lora has been a bee and beneficial insect researcher for over 20 years with a MSc from Western University, a PhD from Simon Fraser University, and 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 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.
Jennifer Heron
Invertebrate Conservation Specialist @B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Jennifer Heron is the provincial Invertebrate Conservation Specialist with the Conservation Science Section, British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. She has worked with the provincial government for 19 years, and directs and manages the provincial approach to invertebrate conservation. Her work includes the development and implementation of provincial legislation, policy, procedures, and standards for the conservation, and recovery of invertebrate species at risk, their habitats and ecosystems and to keep these species from becoming at risk. She also works closely with the BC Conservation Data Centre on invertebrate status assessments. Her current taxonomic interests include the native bees of western Canada and thermal spring’s invertebrates.