W O R K S H O P
Pulling Together to Meet the Challenge
February 13, 2012 – Whitehorse
The 2012 workshop was meant to be interactive with an overarching goal of collaboration and cooperation amongst the multi-jurisdictions to manage the spread of invasive species.
1. Share knowledge and information about invasive species in the Yukon;
There were a total of 73 registered participants with representation from municipal, territorial, federal, and First Nation governments, non-profit organizations, farming, business, and private citizens.
The workshop included a mix of presentations, large group discussions and small group collaboration. This provided the opportunity for people with technical expertise to share their information, allowed participants time to discuss this new information and explore opportunities for management strategies given their own area of expertise.
The three panels focused on:
Participants identified key opportunities from each of the three panels. The key opportunities were grouped together to paint a picture of what could be possible for Invasive Species management in the Yukon. With these key opportunities in mind the participants worked in groups to develop key strategies. The final exercise for participants was to identify two key strategies that they wished to mark as a priority.