Caribou Forum and Networking Event

Recovery Options for Alberta’s Woodland Caribou

A side-event at the COSIA Innovation Summit
1-5 PM, April 1, 2015

The last 6-12 months has seen the emergence of some new and bold strategies for woodland caribou recovery in Alberta. The purpose of this Forum is to have speakers outline these new ideas along with their views on the pros and cons of alternative strategies with a particular focus on Northeastern Alberta. Each speaker will have 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions. Hosted by the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), this session will be chaired by Stan Boutin, audience participation will be strongly encouraged and an informal networking session will follow.

When and Where:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fairmont Banff Springs
Alberta Room, Mezzanine Level 2
Banff, Alberta, Canada


Time Speaker Topic
13:00 - 13:05 Stan Boutin Backgrounder including acknowledgement of the CBFA sponsorship
13:05 - 13:35 Amit Saxena COSIA Caribou Program, 2015 and Beyond
13:35 - 14:05 Elston Dzus Recommendations and proposed contributions towards caribou conservation in northeastern Alberta developed through CBFA
14:05 - 14:35 Dave Hervieux Alberta Government Caribou Recovery Strategy
14:35 - 15:05 Michael Cody Regional Linear Feature Restoration in Northeastern Alberta
15:05 - 15:35 Rob Serrouya Caribou Maternity Pens: The Revelstoke Experience
15:35 - 16:05 Stan Boutin A Cost Benefit Analyses of Caribou Recovery Strategies Including Predator Exclosure Fences
16:05 - 16:15 Wrap Up
16:15 - 17:00 Networking Session
(New Brunswick Room immediately adjacent to the Alberta Room, Mezzanine Level)
The Forum will be followed by an informal networking session sponsored by the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, refreshments will be served and CBFA literature and a poster of the CBFA’s Northeast Alberta Caribou Action Planning Methodological Framework will be present
17:00 Conclusion

Speaker Bios

Amit Saxena – Senior Land & Biodiversity Specialist, Devon Energy Corp.

Elston Dzus Ecologist – Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. and co-author of the CBFA Caribou Action Planning Methodological Framework

Dave Hervieux – Regional Resource Manager - Peace Region, and Provincial Caribou Management Coordinator Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Michael Cody – Senior Advisor, Land and Biodiversity, Cenovus Energy Inc.

Rob Serrouya – Science Advisor, Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild; Director, Caribou Monitoring Unit, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

Stan Boutin – Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chair and Professor in Biological Sciences University of Alberta