Ontario conservation events

It’s hard to keep track of the different conferences, courses, etc. for conservation biologists and natural resources folks. I’ve compiled this listing partly for my own need to list things, and partly in the hopes it will be useful for fellow Ontario biologists.

An archived list of 2017 conferences is here.


Ontario conferences 2018

Feb. 2, 2018. Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future Symposium. Ottawa, ON.

Feb. 9, 2018. Forests Ontario Annual Conference. Alliston, ON. @Forests_Ontario.

Feb. 10, 2018. Kawartha Woodlot Conference. Lindsay, ON. @KawarthaConserv.

Feb. 20-21, 2018. Beyond the Canopy (forest management), by Canadian Forest Service. Ottawa, ON. Details to come.

Feb. 22-24, 2018. American Fisheries Society (Ontario Chapter). Orillia, ON. @afs_oc.

March 21, 2018. Zoos and Aquariums moving forward – history, politics and science. Sudbury, ON.

March 24, 2018. Toronto Entomological Association – student symposium. Toronto, ON.

April (TBA), 2018. Toronto Entomological Association – bug-rearing day. Toronto, ON.

May 23-25, 2018. Natural Channel Conference. Guelph, ON.

May 24-25, 2018. Muskoka Summit on the Environment. Bracebridge, ON. @muskokawatershd.

June 17-20, 2018. Ecology and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes. Montreal, QC.

June 18-22, 2018. International Association for Great Lakes Research. Toronto, ON. @IAGLR.

July 10, 2018. North American Microlepidopterists’ meeting. Ottawa, ON.

July 11-15, 2018. Annual Meeting of The Lepidopterists’ Society. Ottawa, ON. @TheLepSoc.

July 18-21, 2018. Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution. Guelph, ON. @csee2018 / .

July 21-26, 2018.  North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Toronto, ON. @SCBNorthAmerica.

Oct. 19-21, 2018. Entomological Society of Ontario. Irondale, ON.

Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2018. North American Caribou Workshop. Ottawa, ON. @NACW2018 / .

2018 TBA. Society of Ecological Restoration Ontario@SEROntario.

Conservation training in Ontario

Terrestrial (mostly)

Ontario Invasive Plant Council webinars.

Ontario reptile and amphibian field course (annual course at Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, ON).

Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario – training.

University of Guelph Arboretum workshops.

Royal Botanical Gardens plant identification courses (Burlington, ON).

Ontario Field Ornithologist bird workshops.


American Fisheries Society (Ontario Chapter) – events and workshops.

Canadian Rivers Institute training.

Dorset Environmental Science Centre: Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network training.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – technical training.

Trent Institute for Watershed Science.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service training (with archived webinars).