Climate Change Adaptation Workshop Coming to Cranbrook in January

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Members of the East Kootenay's agriculture sector can learn how to adapt to the earth's changing climate and to give their thoughts on how it has impacted them.

Members of BC Agriculture and Food are heading to the Key City.

They will be looking to develop a new strategy for climate change adaption in the agriculture sector in the Kootenay and Boundary Region.

The group is hosting a workshop in Cranbrook towards the end of the month and will aim to develop an action strategy for addressing climate impacts, hear from farmers on their knowledge and experiences in this avenue, and build on the foundations laid in their December 2018 workshop.

A new action plan seeks to address the following topics:

  • Variable weather and changing shoulder seasons
  • Increasing wildfire risks
  • Spring flooding
  • Pressure from invasive species, insects, weeds, and pests
  • Drier summer conditions and drought

After the strategy is put together, up to $300,000 will be up for grabs to improve seeds going forward.

The workshop in Cranbrook runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, January 28 at the St. Eugene Casino.

Pre-registration is required, and participants are asked to contact Harmony Bjarnason at Harmony@BCAgClimateAction.ca or call 250-215-5589.

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