Are Ecological Reserves fulfilling their Mandate for Research and Education?
BC Protected Areas Research Forum: Conservation Connections, Thompson River University, Kamloops, BC December 5, 2013 by Garry Fletcher of Friends of Ecological Reserves.
•When Ecological Reserves were first being set up from 1971 on, some universities and colleges in British Columbia went to great lengths to involve their faculty and students in baseline research and ecological documentation. Currently, with the onset of changing environmental conditions, and advances in remote sensing technology, there is a strong case to be made for getting back into the field to revisit the reserves to follow up, and add new benchmarks to previous baseline monitoring.
• The potential for Research in the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve will be presented to demonstrate the accessibility for research in a marine ecological reserve where the unique situation of on-sight housing is available.