DNS Meetings

DNS Monthly Meetings will be held on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at BENEDICTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5575 6th Ave, Tsawwassen (map at goo.gl/iVFyV7).

After the business is concluded, and a refreshment break, there will be a Presentation by a guest Speaker (8:15 pm to 9:45 pm).


Next DNS Monthly Meeting:
TUESDAY, February 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at BENEDICTION LUTHERAN CHURCH
Speaker:  Laura Stewart
Topic:  Birding Where No One Has Birded Before

Laura will talk about her experiences as a CO OP student working for Environment Canada in boreal Saskatchewan.  The emphasis was on songbirds of the boreal forest.

DNS Poster 2018 Feb 6

Poster by Geof Hacker – see previous posters at DNS Posters Archive


Previous DNS Monthly Meeting:
TUESDAY, January 2, 2018
Speaker:  Dave Scott
Topic: Salmon of the Lower Fraser River and estuary: Current threats and potential solutions

DNSPoster_2017-01Jan

Poster by Geof Hackerprevious posters at DNS Posters Archive

This is a crucial time for wild salmon that depend on the Fraser River and estuary.  The Fraser watershed hosts a remarkable diversity of wild Chinook, chum, coho, pink and sockeye salmon, all which rely on habitats in the Lower Fraser.  However, since European colonization, the area has undergone a vast transformation, and the quantity and quality of salmon habitats have been drastically reduced.  While both abundance and diversity of Fraser salmon have been compromised in the last century, millions of salmon continue to annually return to the watershed supporting First Nations, Recreational and Commercial fisheries.  Today, a number of development proposals threaten to push the cumulative effects of human impacts past a tipping point.  Finally, this talk will detail the work that Raincoast is conducting to protect and restore wild salmon populations for the ecosystems, wildlife and communities that rely on them.

Dave-Scott-head-shot.jpgDave Scott is the Lower Fraser Program Coordinator for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.  He holds a Masters degree in Resource Management from SFU.  His work with RCF has included leading the Fraser estuary juvenile salmon research program, working with local conservation organizations on salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser, and submitting evidence as an intervenor in the reviews for the Trans Mountain Expansion and Roberts Bank Terminal 2 projects.  During his masters studies he examined the effects of floodgates and pump stations on fish communities in tributary streams of the Lower Fraser River.


see collection of previous posters at DNS Posters Archive

Delta Naturalists Speaker List 2018
Date & Speaker Bio Topic will be updated as more information is made available
Jan. 2, 2018
Dave Scott
Dave Scott is the Lower Fraser Program Coordinator for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.  He holds a Masters degree in Resource Management from SFU. His work with RCF has included leading the Fraser estuary juvenile salmon research program, working with local conservation organizations on salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser, and submitting evidence as an intervenor in the reviews for the Trans Mountain Expansion and Roberts Bank Terminal 2 projects.  During his masters studies he examined the effects of floodgates and pump stations on fish communities in tributary streams of the Lower Fraser River. Salmon of the Lower Fraser River and estuary: Current threats and potential solutions

Lower Fraser River and estuary: Current threats and potential solutions

This is a crucial time for wild salmon that depend on the Fraser River and estuary. The Fraser watershed hosts a remarkable diversity of wild Chinook, chum, coho, pink and sockeye salmon, all which rely on habitats in the Lower Fraser. However since European colonization the area has undergone a vast transformation, and the quantity and quality of salmon habitats have been drastically reduced. While both abundance and diversity of Fraser salmon have been compromised in the last century, millions of salmon continue to annually return to the watershed supporting First Nations, Recreational and Commercial fisheries. Today, a number of development proposals threaten to push the cumulative effects of human impacts past a tipping point. Finally this talk will detail the work that Raincoast is conducting to protect and restore wild salmon populations for the ecosystems, wildlife and communities that rely on them.

Feb. 6, 2018
Laura Stewart
Birding Where No One Has Birded Before: Laura will talk about her experiences as a CO OP student working for Environment Canada in boreal Saskatchewan.  The emphasis was on songbirds of the boreal forest.
Mar. 6, 2018
Eliza Olson
Burns Bog
Apr. 3, 2018
Ross Dixon
Raincoast Conservation Society Wolves in BC
May 1, 2018
Marg Cuthbert
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Mozambique birds & wildlife
June 5, 2018
David & Diane Reesor
birdlife and the sloth bears of Sri Lanka
Sep. 4, 2018
Oct. 2, 2018
Nov. 6, 2018
Dec. 3, 2018

Tentative schedule for DNCB outings:  see DNS Upcoming Events page.

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