WATER STEWARDSHIP FORUM 2: Collaborating Across Municipal Boundaries in Still Creek for Ecosystem Health and Climate Resilience

November 22, 2017
3:25 pm  -  3:35 pm

Healthy urban ecosystems will become increasingly valuable for communities as climate change advances and urban growth expands. If we are to enjoy the benefits, and avoid costly vulnerabilities that result from ecosystem loss, it is essential that we prioritize collaborative municipal governance approaches to conservation and restoration, both within the urban context and at the regional scale. However, capacity to achieve this is often lacking.

This presentation features results from a successful transboundary municipal ecosystem restoration project in Metro Vancouver, where actions by Vancouver and Burnaby to save Still Creek brought salmon back into the heart of East Vancouver.

Session Category :  Forums