First Wilf Schofield Bryoforay
August 20–22, 2010
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The first Wilf Schofield Bryoforay will be held August 20–22, 2010, on Vancouver Island, BC. It will be based out of Mt Washington Alpine Resort, near Courtenay, on the doorstep of beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park. During the foray we will visit a wide variety of ecosystems including subalpine wetlands and forests, old growth western hemlock forest, and Garry oak-arbutus communities. As part of the foray we will be collecting baseline inventory data for BC Parks; collecting in Parks will be limited to voucher specimens.
Anyone interested in bryophytes--from professional to beginner--is welcome to attend. We hope some lichenologists will attend too! Student-grade dissecting and compound microscopes will be available for keying in the evenings, and we will also have a good selection of books.
Shared accommodation is available in private suites and chalets. Please contact Karen Golinski (Karen.Golinski@gmail.com) if you need roommates. Luxury condominium-style accommodations at Bear Lodge or Deer Lodge can be booked directly through Mt Washington's toll-free central accommodations number: 1-888-231-1499.
Inquiries about carpooling from Vancouver to Vancouver Island should be directed to Olivia Lee (Olivia@interchange.ubc.ca).
Early bird (before July 15) and student registration is $100. From July 15 to August 15, registration is $150. The registration fee includes welcome reception and dinner Friday evening, dinner Saturday, facility to set up microscopes, and chairlift ride. Please fill out the online registration form, and send a cheque to Olivia Lee.
Deadline for Early Registration is July 15, 2010. The final deadline for registration is August 15, 2010.
A detailed schedule will be posted on this site by early August.