"Shifting Sands"

Sable Island Conference 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9am - 3pm

On Saturday November 9th, 2019, the Friends of Sable Island Society presented “Shifting Sands” – a day dedicated to the National Park Reserve (NPR) and the marine environment that surrounds and maintains the Island. This was the third in a series of conferences related to the appreciation and management of this surprising sandbar in the north Atlantic Ocean. The conference was open to all topics related to Sable Island NPR, Sable Island Bank, and Sable Gully and closed with an exciting gala dinner and fund-raiser celebrating the spirit of Sable Island.

The day featured 14 presentations on the themes of natural history/science, cultural history, visitor experience, and park management. Over 55 attendees learned something new about Sable Island during the formal presentations and enjoyed time to mingle with other friends of the island during the refreshment breaks. Feedback via written evaluation forms encouraged ongoing opportunities for open sharing across disciplines to deepen both knowledge and caring for Sable Island.


For a one-page overview of the full 2019 conference click here.
For a more detailed program click here.
If you missed it or would like to revisit any of the topics, the presentations can be found below.

Sable Island Conference 2019 Abstracts