B.C. Vegetation Working Group
A small group of vegetation specialists met at the Pacific Forestry Centre on 6 March 1986 to discuss the formation of a B.C. Vegetation Working Group. There was general agreement that such a group would be desirable, especially if the group dealt with more than just vegetation classification. One of the main objectives of the group would be:
The group felt it important to hold an annual workshop that would bring vegetation specialists together in a field trip/annual meeting and possibly symposium format.
This small meeting was followed by an invitation to all B.C. vegetation specialists to attend a meeting at UVIC on 22nd April 1986 to:
Nineteen ecologists from Victoria and Vancouver attended. Although individual interests in the formation of a group vary, communication with others was considered the most important role for such a group. This will be achieved by two methods:
It was decided at the 1987 meeting to change the name of the group to Botany B.C., to avoid confusion of this group with the "B.C. Vegetation Management Committee". However, there was vocal opposition who felt that the ‘vegetation working group’ provided support for them to attend the meetings. Therefore, the official name change was tabled to the next meeting.