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The Big Picture Collaborative

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Date(s) - Mon. Nov 13, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hamilton Conservation Authority


The Big Picture Collaborative is bringing together leaders from diverse sectors to establish clear common goals, and to work closely with mutually reinforcing activities to re-establish healthy ecosystems and communities in the Carolinian Zone of Ontario.

We invite you to join the discussion to map out the next critical step towards restoring healthy landscapes in Canada’s deep south by attending one of three regional one-day workshops:

  • November 13th at Hamilton conservation Authority, 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster
  • November 15th at Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Road, London
  • November 16th at the Essex Region Conservation Authority, 360 Fairview Ave. W, Essex

Workshops run from 10am-3pm, with a break for lunch (included)

We are poised to reverse a centuries’ old trend of habitat loss in southern Ontario.

Since 2000, when the visionary Big Picture “healthy ecosystems” strategy was developed by Carolinian Canada, there have been significant changes in land use, land planning and ecosystem health on the landscape. We also have a better understanding of the relationships between healthy environments (natural infrastructure), healthy economies and healthy people. So the time is ripe to update the Big Picture.

Workshop Goals:

  1. Develop a consensus-based ecoregional vision for natural infrastructure, sustainability and prosperity in Ontario’s “deep south”.
    1. Identify high-level goals
    2. Discuss shared metrics to evaluate progress.
  2. Achieve a shared understanding of different organizations’ roles in the Collaborative, including that of Carolinian Canada.
  3. Develop a clear “call to action” for collaborating organizations.

Registration is free but required – space is limited.

Click here to register and for more information.

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