Sustaining Wild Salmon: Moving from Words to Action
A Speaking for the Salmon Workshop
August 14 - 17, 2008, Campbell River, BC
In recognition of the 2008 Centenary of Roderick Haig-Brown's birth, it is fitting to acknowledge those who have worked tirelessly to conserve wild salmon stocks in BC, and to move beyond words to showcase how communities can play active and meaningful roles in conservation and stewardship. Here we will address the challenges that we face today in our work to conserve wild salmon in British Columbia and explore the questions: What solutions and tools are available? How will communities like Campbell River work with others to ensure sustainability of wild salmon? How will communities play a role in the stewardship and management of the resource? What will it take to make these changes?
Admission to the Symposium is by donation
Thursday August 14th, 2008
Optional Field Trips: Alert Bay and Nimpkish River – Traditional Cultural Experience
$180 without whale watching option or $280 with whale watching option
Friday August 15th, 2008
Optional Field Trips: Day Two
Six different tours are available including:
9:30 - 12:30pm, Snorkel with the Salmon Tour I. Adult $125 + GST, 16 and under $78 + GST
10:00 - 11:00am, Haig-Brown House and Garden Tour I. $5 Registration required and limited to 15 for each tour
10:00 - 12:00pm, Guided Tour of the Campbell River Estuary. Free
12:00 - 1:00pm, Haig-Brown House and Garden Tour II. $5 Registration required and limited to 15 for each tour
2:00 - 4:00pm, Guided Nature walk of the Campbell River. Free
- 2:00 - 5:00pm, Snorkel with the Salmon Tour II. Adult $125 + GST, 16 and under $78 + GST
6:00 -7:00 pm: Poster displays of salmon conservation initiatives at the Tidemark Theatre
7:00 pm: "An Evening with Haig-Brown"
The “Evening” will be the debut of a solo performance based on the life and works of Roderick-Haig Brown. The production is being developed by the Haig-Brown Institute and playwright Janet Munsil and aims to provide a sense of the man and his work, a feeling of the cyclical passage of time, and to draw attention to Haig-Brown’s timely and important lessons about conservation and the importance of learning to be gentle, tolerant, humble, and compassionate towards the natural world.
$23 per ticket. Tickets will be available at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River by phone at 1-800-994-0555 or in person
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Saturday August 16th, 2008
8:30 am: Registration and refreshments
10:00 am- 2:30 pm: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Wild Salmon
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Protecting Wild Salmon Biodiversity - preparing for an uncertain future
6:30 pm: Dinner with special presentation by author, Terry Glavin at the Maritime Heritage Centre. $45 per ticket – Tickets will be available at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River by phone at 1-800-994-0555 or in person
Sunday August 17th, 2008
8:30 am: Light refreshments
9:00 am - 9:30 am: Summary of Day One
9:30 am - 10:00 am: How do you make salmon conservation happen and what would Roderick Haig-Brown do?
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Moving from words to Action: Strategies for successful conservation
3:30 pm: Summary of Day 2: A plan to move a vision forward