Virtual Adult Speaker Series | M-KMA

Date: Nov 9, 2020 19:00:00

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The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area (M-KMA) in northern British Columbia is globally significant for its size, special resource management, and cultural and ecological values. These characteristics were secured in perpetuity through the British Columbian Government’s M-KMA Act in 1998. However, low public awareness and engagement is seen as a threat to the M- KMA’s effectiveness and longevity. By using a mixed methods approach, this research explores the role of awareness and engagement in safeguarding the M-KMA using interviews and a media review, both of which have informed a public survey. This presentation will explore the contemporary challenges facing the M-KMA and will share some preliminary results.

About the presenter: Originally from the Lower Mainland, Rachelle Linde moved to northern BC for the educational opportunities available at UNBC in the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program. A series of exciting and variable summer jobs in the environmental education and recreation world eventually led Rachelle back to her love for research. Now, Rachelle is a UNBC graduate student in the Masters of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program studying public involvement and approaches to engage citizenry in place protection

We are pleased to acknowledge that CBC Daybreak North - Northern British Columbia is the official media sponsor of the Adult Speaker Series.