Nature nova scotia is still working to help save the mainland moose. Its been over a year since the establishment of the mainland moose recovery plan and the province’s core habitat map was released. During this webinar, we will be discussing the Chebucto peninsula and its value to the mainland moose population. Why this area was not included in the core habitat for mainland moose and should it be included? We will also be discussing the health of the moose population, research done in this area, and the potential for better connectivity through wildlife overpasses or underpasses.
Karen Beazley is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more than 30 years, Karen’s applied scholarship has focused on the ecological and philosophical bases for biodiversity conservation, spatial conservation-network design, coproduction of knowledge, and conservation through reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. She is a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Member of Nova Scotia’s Mainland Moose Recovery Planning Team, Chair of the Nova Scotia Crown Share Land Legacy Trust, and Senior Researcher in the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership, among many other commitments and leadership roles. She is a settler Peace and Friendship ally and Treaty person in Mi’kma’ki, currently living in Windsor, NS.
Mike Lancaster wears many hats: he is the Executive Director of the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association, Coordinator of the Healthy Forest Coalition, Stewardship Coordinator of the Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization, and the owner of a forestry and wilderness trail management and consulting company. Mike’s work on the Chebucto Peninsula spans almost two decades, with thousands of hours of field-time, and ranges from the coordination of formal initiatives, such as the Bluff Trail Stewardship Program, to a near-lifetime of recreation and observation.
Caitlin Cunningham (she/her) is a white settler living as an uninvited guest on unceded Mi’kmaq territory. She is a PhD Candidate in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on biodiversity conservation in urban areas and considers how cities can be built so that nature may thrive alongside humans. She uses a wide range of geospatial methods to look at how different spatial patterns within cities affect wildlife populations and where, when, and how human-wildlife interactions are occurring.