This forum will provide an opportunity to hear from experts in various fields about their experiences and ideas, as well as a chance to learn more about common challenges in protecting natural environments, and to share possible solutions for the protection of these areas.
The forum will also present an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge acquired elsewhere, which will help broaden the public debate, and provide inspiration in establishing planning and management best practices for Gatineau Park.
Among the subjects discussed, guest experts will address habitat fragmentation and protection, ecological corridors, growth and planning of urban development near natural areas, volunteer stewardship, and maintenance of sustainable trails.
- Stephen Woodley, Co-chair, Joint Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas, International Union for Conservation of Nature
- Heather Clish, Director, Conservation and Recreation Policy, Appalachian Mountain Club
- Alaric Fish, Manager, Planning and Development, Canmore
- Mélanie Lelièvre, General Director, Appalachian Corridor