The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) is heading to Frisco!
Canada’s Consul General to San Francisco Brandon Lee and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society National Director Eric Hébert-Daly are co-hosting a “Boreal Reception” in the city renowned for its beautiful Golden Gate Bridge to broaden the support for the work underway by CBFA signatories in Canada’s magnificent boreal forest.
The event will be an opportunity for the CBFA to spread the word about the important collaborative role it is playing in putting conservation and sustainable development of Canada’s boreal forest on equal footing with economic and social agendas to potential allies and friends living south of the Canada – US border.
Guests will include members of the C100 list, a non-profit member-driven association that includes some of the most successful Canadians working at important technology companies in Silicon Valley, supporters of CPAWS and local environmental representatives.
They will have an opportunity to learn important facts about Canada’s boreal forest such as it is the world’s largest terrestrial ecosystem; it is home to more than 300 bird species and species at risk of extinction including the woodland caribou; it stores twice the carbon of tropical forests; and it contains the world’s most extensive network of freshwater latkes, rivers and wetlands.
Guests will also hear how the CBFA respects environmental, economic and Indigenous values and is sensitive to the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal governments and communities within their territories.
Lee, Daly and Mark Hubert, vice president of environmental leadership for the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will speak at the event.