Event Details

February 12, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre (Room: Ontario BC)
North Bay, Ontario


Event Scope

Riparian buffer systems – or plant buffers between agricultural lands and bodies of water – helps prevent surface runoff and improve water quality. However, the influence of these systems in relation to carbon sequestration and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is not yet widely understood.

Join us for a workshop to discuss the findings of an ongoing research project which is currently investigating the chemical, biological and physical processes influencing GHG emissions in riparian buffer systems, and how these systems can strengthen agroforestry best practices and provide insights towards climate change mitigation strategies.

This workshop will be of interest to farmers, landowners, community developers, Indigenous leaders exercising jurisdiction over traditional lands, and stewards of the environment.

Topics will include:

  • Quantification of climate change mitigation potential of riparian buffers
  • Ecosystem services associated with riparian agroforestry systems
  • Carbon and nitrogen dynamics and their GHG mitigation potential
  • Effects of forested riparian buffers on phosphorus flows from soils to water streams
  • Barriers to the adoption of agroforestry systems and practices in Ontario

This project is funded by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP). The multi-university research initiative is lead by the University of Guelph, with project partners from the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and Université de Sherbrooke.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited. Please contact us for further details or questions.

176 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 3 - North Bay, Ontario