SNO is participating in two sessions at the upcoming A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston. Both sessions are in the Inspiring Change – Stewardship, Outreach and Education stream on Wednesday November 14th.
In session W1E, Suzanne Barrett will present a talk on Taking the Pulse: How Stewardship Activities Contribute to Healthy Communities and Healthy Ecosystems. She will provide an update on SNO’s work to develop improved indicators of stewardship progress, including a short survey for participants to provide their input on a proposed template for gathering information about stewardship for the next State of Ontario’s Biodiversity Report.
Session W2E is about Reaching Out to Rural Landowners and will be facilitated by Wayne Caldwell at the University of Guelph and Suzanne Barrett, Chair of SNO. It will build on a similar session held at Latornell in 2010. The session will be conducted as a conversation among invited panelists, members of the research team and the audience to explore best practices and lessons learned regarding use of the Ontario Rural Landowners Stewardship Guide. The aim is to discuss recent experiences with the Guide and explore innovative ideas for future improvements, application and enhanced delivery.