BC BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK
Read the WFI comments on the Draft BC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework consultation.
Cumulative effects are the combined impacts of many different human activities on the lands and waters that salmon call home. In order to avoid this "death by a thousand cuts", there is an urgent need to improve both the science and governance of cumulative effects in BC.
Watershed Futures Initiative is a collaborative initiative that undertakes and coordinates research on cumulative effects in British Columbia’s salmon-bearing watersheds, and initiates dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers.
The team includes Dr. Jonathan Moore (project lead, SFU), Dr. Tara Martin (project co-lead, UBC), Dr. Nigel Sainsbury (project director, SFU), Trish Hall (project coordinator, SFU), several graduate students and other personnel, and a diverse expert advisory team.
Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia respectfully acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our campuses reside.
The goals of the Watershed Futures Initiative are:
To connect the disparate community of people working on cumulative effects through workshops and webinars.
SCIENCE & UNDERSTANDING
To fill existing gaps in understanding through synthesis and research on cumulative effects.
To link research with decision-making towards improved, proactive management of cumulative effects.