Learn about the biodiversity of Morrison Creek headwaters

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host the following free lecture at our December online meeting:

Title: Biodiversity of the Morrison Creek Headwaters
Speakers: David Stapley, Joy Wade and Chanchal Cabrera
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. PT

This webinar is facilitated by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists and is open to the public (see the registration link below).

Morrison Creek lamprey

The unique environmental features of the Morrison Creek headwaters have resulted in a
biologically rich ecosystem, home to many endangered and threatened species including the one-of-a-kind Morrison Creek lamprey. Volunteers with the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and with the Comox Valley Land Trust are trying to preserve a forested area around the Morrison Creek headwaters. The presenters will share their knowledge of the habitat and species of the headwaters and of the Comox Valley Land Trust project to protect them.

About the speakers

David Stapley was program manager for the Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) Conservation Partnership program for ten years and is currently a CVLT director. David has been a strong advocate for improved environmental policies and practices and played a key role in the Conservation Partnership’s notable conservation successes between local governments and the ENGO sector.

Joy Wade is a research biologist who works to address questions concerning the conservation of (what some may call) uncharismatic species at risk and their habitat. Most of that work focuses on scientific activities to help manage the species to minimize harm and ensure the environment is suitable to help them survive. She has worked on issues for Cowichan Lake lamprey and Morrison Creek lamprey for more than ten years, and more recently on species like Rocky Mountain ridged mussel, speckled dace and Pacific lamprey.

Chanchal Cabrera is a medical herbalist with 35 years of clinical practice. She runs a private herbal medicine clinic with a specialty in holistic oncology, and is also a certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner, a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7 acre internationally registered botanic garden. Chanchal is a former CVLT director.


“Seating capacity” for the talk is limited, and you need to register in advance. You can check the computer requirements for attendees here.

Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.

If you are new to Comox Valley Nature, find out more about us here.

Although CVN lectures are free, donations of any size from non-members who attend are always appreciated ($4.00 is suggested).

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