Québec City welcomes the Québec RE3 Conference, from June 7th to 11th, 2020
We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) from June 7th to 11th, 2020.
The proposed theme of the conference for 2020 is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the evolution of management approaches advocated by the three hosting societies. Reclaiming is recognized and practiced by many industries, including mining and petrol extraction. Restoring is recognized most broadly around the world, and has been the main focus of SER. Rewilding allows us to dream. This is the evolution we should encourage. These terms also imply ideas of industry, science, practice, society and imagination. They run from the practical to the creative.
Since 2000, economic development in North America is growing at a fast pace in temperate, northern and arctic regions, and restoration ecology is in full expansion. As the boreal biome comprises close to 20% of wetlands in North America, we believe it is important to bring together, for the first time, experts from SWS to join members from CLRA and SER, for stimulating exchanges of knowledge, best practices and new ideas. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for all members, whether academic, private-sector or governmental stakeholders, to interact and to present the latest developments for reclaiming, restoring or rewilding diverse ecosystems, and to promote the understanding, the science-based management and the sustainability of wetlands.
The conference language will be English. All original contributions may be in the form of plenary, roundtable, or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. All presented abstracts by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings.
Welcome to this event!
The Organizing Committee