September 27, 2016 – Soil Movement: containment and invasive species workshop

UBCM Provincial Policy Session Information

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Discussion of concerns related to the movement of soils in the province, specifically the creation of contaminated sites from soil relocation and the spread of invasive species in soil, aggregates and compost. An overview of the topic and tools currently available to manage soil movement will be provided. The main focus of this workshop will be to discuss current initiatives and seek input into future initiatives that could address soil movement concerns, including proposed regulatory changes under the Environmental Management Act, a UBCM resolution proposing a provincial Safe Soil Program, and initial findings from a Provincial/Local Government Soils and Invasive Species Working Group.

SESSION PRESENTERS:

Kerri Skelly, Senior Contaminated Sites Officer, Ministry of Environment

Dominique Sigg, Wildlife Conservation Specialist, Ministry of Environment and Chair, Soils and Invasive Species Working Group

Councillor Gord Baird, District of Highlands

Carolyn Richman, Environmental Education Officer, District of Saanich

Crystal Chadburn, Environmental Roadside Manager, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Miriam Starkl-Moser, Manager, Policy and Legislation, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Session Details:

Date: Tuesday Septemebr 27, 2016

Time: 3 pm

Location: Victoria Conference Centre

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