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Corridors connecting habitats in the Okanagan Valley

Corridors connecting habitats in the Okanagan Valley

Project leader & contact person: Dr. Lael Parrott, Associate Professor & Director, BRAES Insitute, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan Campus, Phone: 250 807 8122 Email: lael.parrott@ubc.ca Participating researchers: Catherine Kyle, Graduate research assistant, UBC; Valerie Hayot-Sasson, Undergraduate research assistant, McGill University; Charles Bouchard, Undergraduate research assistant, McGill University; Dr. Jeffrey Cardille, Associate Professor, […]

The value of natural capital in the Okanagan

  The Okanagan Valley is rich with natural capital that provides us with enormous benefits to our well-being and quality of life. Using the best estimates available, based on global studies, the monetary value of this natural capital likely exceeds $6.7 billion/year (in 2007 dollars). Download a PDF version of this text here. By Lael […]

Reflections on landscape stewardship

Reflections on landscape stewardship

In May 2013, Dr. Lael Parrott participated in a workshop held in Kingston, Ontario and hosted by the Frontenac County Landscape Stewardship Council.  The workshop resulted in a report summarizing the group’s recommendations for how to achieve a resilient and sustainable landscape.  The report is written for a general audience and can be downloaded here. […]

Saving the whales in the Saint Lawrence Estuary

Dr. Parrott is a member of the Saint Lawrence Estuary Working Group on Maritime Transport and Marine Mammal Protection.  As a result of the group’s efforts, voluntary measures including speed reduction and an area of caution have been implemented to reduce whale-vessel collisions in the Saint Lawrence Estuary.  The voluntary measures were communicated by the […]

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