Date(s) - 23/Jan/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)
The South Coastal Sandhill Crane Project
The South Coastal Sandhill Crane project is an initiative to obtain a better understanding of the highly unique and threatened population of sandhill cranes that inhabits the Fraser Valley and South Coastal portion of British Columbia. This sub-population has faced some of the most extensive habitat loss and degradation of any species within British Columbia with human-induced pressures starting already in the early 1900’s when most bogs and wetlands were drained and converted to agricultural or commercial use. Until recently, this sub-population has never been formally surveyed to obtain a population estimate.
This presentation by Myles Lamont (Principal Wild life Biologist at TerraFauna Wildlife Consulting Inc.) will focus on the natural history of sandhill cranes in the Fraser valley, the cultural importance to local Indigenous Peoples, results of the first aerial survey flown in June 2019 and ongoing monitoring efforts that local birders and naturalists can help with.
More information can be found at https://www.terrafauna.ca/south-coast-sandhill-crane-project