This 2-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used in shoreline management projects. The content is of interest to professionals (biologists, engineers, planners, landscape architects) and contractors, local and regional government staff, and others seeking to implement the Green Shores program for a shoreline improvement, new design or development, or other related shoreline projects.
The workshop begins with a review of shoreline ecosystems including threats and issues, management and restoration strategies, and regulatory structures in place. The Green Shores program, including benefits to stakeholders, steps for implementation, and credit systems, are also covered. The workshop focuses on application of the Green Shores credit and ratings systems through a series of desktop and field exercises. We conclude with a guided group discussion around how to implement key concepts and put new learning into practice.
The fee for Level 2 training is $465.00, however, training is currently offered free of charge thanks to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund for the “Strengthening Adoption of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation and Shoreline Resilience in British Columbia project 2021-2026” - a collaborative project of the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Stewardship Centre for BC.
Participants do not need to purchase any materials for this workshop. As indicated above, electronic resources will be sent to participants for review prior to the workshop. Some print and electronic resources will be provided during the workshop, including the Green Shores for Homes and the Green Shores for Coastal Development Credits and Ratings guides. Participants will be sent additional electronic resources after the workshop.
Please dress appropriately for the weather as a portion of this workshop will take place outdoors. Wear comfortable footwear for walking on shorelines. Bring a bag lunch.