CASIOPA Webinar November 24 2021 0930-1100 EST
Other Effective Area Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) in Ontario
Kim Taylor Thompson
Natural Areas Ecologist
Natural Heritage Information Centre
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF)
OECMs are a relatively new (2018) type of conservation designation. They are a geographically defined area, other than a protected area, which is governed and managed In ways that achieve positive and sustained long-term outcomes for the in-situ conservation of biodiversity with associated ecosystem functions and services and where applicable, cultural spiritual, socio-economic , and other locally relevant values. They can help meet and then exceed Ontario’s goals related to the Aichi Targets.
Kim Taylor Thompson will present an overview of OECMs in the webinar and participants will have the opportunity to be part of an exercise where we choose a site and decide if it can be part of an OECM strategy and operation.
You can register for this webinar here:
(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)
The document for the participatory exercise is located here:
(we plan to send the document to viewers during the meeting but you may wish to d/l ahead of time)