Leading in tough times—How can science help keep Salish Sea protection and recovery a priority during challenging economic times?

In the Plenary, a panel of local officials from Canada and the United States will discuss the role of local governments in protecting and restoring the Salish Sea ecosystem. "In West Vancouver our citizens, particularly through the Shoreline Preservation Society and West Van Streamkeepers, have been the critical link between science and local government action, in the protection of our creeks, intertidal zone and coastal waters," stated Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference showcases “Mission Possible: Convening for Action in British Columbia”


“A decade ago, the Province made a conscious decision to follow an educational rather than prescriptive path to change practices for the use and conservation of land and water. Practical research and new tools are now enabling engineers, planners and other disciplines to do business differently. It is about turning the whole game around to collaborate as regional teams and design with nature," stated Tim Pringle.