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2017 CASIOPA NEPOSS Big Box Greenspaces Workshop

This was quite the workshop!  We had four terrific speakers/panelists and a capacity crowd of over 150 people on March 1. The topic was quite appealing to wide audience. This workshop was designed to discuss visitor management impacted by many multitudes of visitors, especially in urban areas.  Rather like a Big Box store. This was [...]
Posted in Recreation and Human Dimension, Social Science, Workshops |

2016 CASIOPA AGM

The 2016 CASIOPA AGM (October 20/21) was on Protected areas in a landscape context: Greater park ecosystems & Protected Areas in the Great Lakes (2016 CASIOPA AGM Oct 20-21 [word] or 2016 CASIOPA AGM Oct 20-21 [PDF]). Hosted by the University of Waterloo, we had over 100 people participate over the 2 days. After some [...]
Posted in Annual General Meetings |

CASIOPA begins a new series on Exploring Ontario’s Provincial Parks & Protected Areas!

CASIOPA begins a new series on Exploring Ontario’s Provincial Parks & Protected Areas! OMNRF’s Bill Crins retired on 2015 after many years of excellent work related to Ontario’s Parks and Protected Areas.  Bill and I (Steve Murphy) have had discussions and we think we’ve visited every designated provincial park in Ontario – many before they [...]
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Exploring Ontario’s Provincial Parks & Protected Areas: Duncan Escarpment PNR

Duncan Escarpment Provincial Nature Area (aka Duncan Crevice Caves Provincial Nature Area) can sometimes be a bit tricky to locate.  It is near the Kolapore Uplands Resource Management Area so people sometimes mistake the latter for the former – even though there is a proper sign for Duncan Escarpment PNA (though the signage I have [...]
Posted in Conservation, Exploring Ontario's Parks & Protected Areas |

2015 CASIOPA Conference on Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) – Summary

Summary of the 2015 CASIOPA Conference on Healthy Parks, Healthy People On Wednesday May 6 & Thursday May 7 2015, the first organized HPHP conference was held at the University of Waterloo Federation Hall Conference Centre (the final agenda is here: 2015-casiopa-healthy-parks-and-healthy-people-agenda-28-4-15). Healthy Parks, Healthy People” is a research agenda but most importantly it is [...]
Posted in Announcements, Conservation, Ecological Integrity, Ecosystems Research, Human Ecology, Management, Planning, Policy, Recreation and Human Dimension, Research & Analysis, Social Science, Social and Economic Benefits, Workshops |

2015 CASIOPA AGM on Managing for Ecological Connectivity – Summary

The 2015 CASIOPA Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday April 8 and Thursday April 9 at The University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment at Huntsville ON Our theme was Managing for Ecological Connectivity (download the final program in pdf: 2015-CASIOPA-AGM-97) We were pleased to have our special guests leading us on day [...]
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2015 Announcement of CCEA Stan Rowe Home Place Graduate Award

The Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 Stan Rowe Home Place Graduate Award. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 6, 2015 The Award is: One cash award of $2,000; Available to Master’s students in their first two years of study and engaged in research related to CCEA’s Mission and/or [...]
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2014 Reflections on CASIOPA

At the end of 2014, it was time to review where CASIOPA’s message has been spread – mainly in Ontario of course, but we do have some worldwide reach via our members. In 2014, CASIOPA Chair Stephen Murphy did bring the message of CASIOPA to the world (and at no cost to our partners who [...]
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2014 CASIOPA & University of Waterloo ERS welcomes Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle

Alan Latourelle made a return visit with CASIOPA just before everyone decamped to the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney AUS. As CEO of Parks Canada, Alan has been a strong advocate for research and community engagement through fora like CASIOPA and it was great to host him. Alan’s visit was part of a class [...]
Posted in Announcements, Planning, Policy |

2014 CASIOPA AGM on Effective Environmental Monitoring

We held the 2014 CASIOPA Annual General Meeting April 10-11 at the University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment at Huntsville. With an attendance of 104 people (total) over the 2 days, it was one of the larger meetings yet.  The theme was “Effective Environmental Monitoring”. casiopa environmental monitoring conference ap 10-11 final Nigel [...]
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2013 CASIOPA AGM on Putting Conservation Science into Practice

Wednesday April 17, 2013 & Thursday April 18, 2013 saw over 100 people join us at the wonderful University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment at Huntsville for the Annual General Meeting of CASIOPA.  We combined this with an excellent workshop as well! The theme was “Putting Conservation Science into Practice”. Chris Lemieux (of [...]
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2013 CASIOPA Workshop on Transforming Visitor Management

CASIOPA 2013 Workshop Summary Transforming Visitor Management – Improving the Understanding of Protected Area Clientele with Declining Resources January 31 & February 1 2013- Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel 140 people gathered in Toronto for a high profile event on visitor management. Thanks to OMNR’s Will Wistowsky and Adam Gryck, we had a spellbinding group [...]
Posted in Human Ecology, Planning, Recreation and Human Dimension, Social Science, Social and Economic Benefits, Workshops |

2012 CASIOPA: A Year Focused on Research

2012 focused more on CASIOPA facilitated research than meetings.  It was one of the few years that the partners elected to eschew an AGM in favour of allocating our budget to research.  In 2012, CASIOPA accomplished the following: A Parks Canada study that examined human behavour towards snakes as part of the larger agenda on [...]
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2012 CASIOPA Supports the Sources of Knowledge Forum

In 2012, CASIOPA provided some leveraged funding and participated in their Forum on Climate Change climate_change_program_sok_2012. CASIOPA Chair Stephen Murphy presented on behalf of CASIOPA on the subject of Sustainability: Building Resilience to Climate Change.  murphy 2012 SOK Attending via CASIOPA’s committment to student involvement and networking were Kelly Moores and Hilary Roulston – then [...]
Posted in Announcements, Climate Change, Ecological Integrity, Management, Planning, Policy, Southern Ontario, Workshops |

2011 Plenary & Workshop on Blue+Green Resilience and Innovation

As a extra-special event, Dec 7 2011 saw us host three of the biggest names and brightest people in the domain of socio-ecological resilience. This event was co-sponsored by CASIOPA and the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, Centre for Ecosystem Resilience & Adaptation, & the Department of Environment & Resource Studies. WI Workshop Circular 4 [...]
Posted in Announcements, Conservation, Disturbance, Ecological Integrity, Ecosystems Research, Land Use, Research & Analysis, Workshops |

2011 Announcement of Plenary & Workshop on Blue+Green Resilience and Innovation: “Innovations in Water Source Protection, Protected Areas, & Ecosystem Resilience”

Join Three of the World’s Leading Ecosystem Science/Design Experts on December 7th 2011: Keith Bowers. Former Chair of the Society for Ecological Restoration International & Founder and President of Biohabitats – conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design firm. F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III. Professor Emeritus of Ecology in the Department of Biology and Wildlife [...]
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2011 CASIOPA Workshop in Modeling Landscape-level Ecological Restoration

Workshop in Modeling Landscape-level Ecological Restoration February 23-25, 2011 – Ontario Service Centre – Ottawa, Ontario CASIOPA partnered with Parks Canada to run a special, technical workshop run by ApexRMS’ Colin Daniel. The workshop focused on The  Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool (VDDT).  This is used to assist land managers in predicting how vegetation may change [...]
Posted in Landscape, Management, Restoration, Workshops |

2010 CASIOPA Workshop on Economic Valuation of Protected Areas

CASIOPA Workshop on Economic Valuation of Protected Areas Friday March 26 2010 at OMNR HQ in Peterborough ON Following up from the 2009 CASIOPA webinar on general Human Dimensions, this workshop focused on the various techniques that have been used to yield economic valuations for natural or protected areas.  Will WIstowsky of OMNR was the [...]
Posted in Planning, Publications, Publications from Partnerships, Recreation and Human Dimension, Social Science, Social and Economic Benefits, State of the Art Workshop Publications, Workshops |

2010 CASIOPA Workshop on Habitat Suitability Modelling

2010 CASIOPA Workshop: Habitat Suitability Modelling University of Waterloo & Via WebEx. February 18, 2010. The report is here: 2010 hsm report Habitat Suitability Modelling includes a wide-ranging suite of computational spatially implicit or explicit approaches designed for conservation.  In this Workshop, participants received an overview of the potential and pitfalls of modelling habitat for [...]
Posted in Announcements, Conservation, Disturbance, Ecological Integrity, Ecosystems Research, Fisheries / Fish, Forest and Wildlife, Herptiles, Land Use, Landscape, Management, Monitoring, Northern Parks, Publications, Publications from Partnerships, Research & Analysis, Restoration, Species and Ecosystems at Risk, State of the Art Workshop Publications, Workshops |

2009 CASIOPA Research and Opportunities and Needs Fair in Ontario’s Parks and Protected Areas

On November 18, 2009, CASIOPA held a Research and Opportunities and Needs Fair in Ontario’s Parks and Protected Areas at the annual Latornell Symposium in Alliston, Ontario. 2009 casiopa latornell final Two dozen professionals in parks and protected areas research attended and over 100 people came and discussed how they could get involved in research in [...]
Posted in Announcements, Research & Analysis |
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