UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium holding free public workshop

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium will hold a free public workshop on November 29, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Pomeroy Hotel in the Marie Pomeroy Ballroom.

The workshop will be a joint effort with the Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition to talk about the cumulative impacts of resource development in northern B.C.

“This workshop will provide a collaborative forum for a variety of community members to share their knowledge and experiences around the cumulative impacts of resource development,” says CIRC Project Lead Chris Buse. “We want to make sure this is a really open conversation about the positive and negative impacts of resource development on people, communities, and the environment that everyone will be able to contribute to.”

The workshop will be the second of many workshops hosted by CIRC around northern B.C. over the next while.

“It will focus on sharing upcoming best practices in cumulative impacts monitoring and assessment, and envisioning the next generation of tools capable of measuring the cumulative environmental, community, and health impacts of resource development. The session will feature panel presentations from a variety of individuals and organizations developing innovative approaches to address the issue of cumulative impacts. The session will also explore the various community, health, and environmental values held by people living and working in this region and the ways in which these unique values can be integrated into cumulative impacts monitoring and assessment tools.”

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If you would like more information or to view the agenda for the event, visit: http://www.unbc.ca/cumulative-impacts

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