COME JOIN US AT 9:30 MARCH 8TH AT THE END OF GEORGIA VIEW RD. (ENTRANCE TO THE COMMUNITY FOREST) TO HEAR WHAT HERB HAMMOND, KEITH ERICKSON AND OTHER LOCALS HAVE RECOMMENDED FOR IMPROVING THE FOREST AND REMOVING WOOD. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
The Galiano Club is pleased to announce that from March 4th to 8th Herb Hammond, forester, ecologist, educator and Executive Director of the Silva Forest Foundation will be working with Keith Erickson of the Galiano Conservancy Association on a Galiano Club Community Forest project funded in part by Vancity. The goal of the project is to develop a plan for thinning and timber removal in a portion the Community Forest. The field work will culminate in a workshop Friday (March 8th) at the Community Forest. This will be of interest to local foresters, Galiano residents who walk the forest and Galiano residents in general. Come join us to see what Herb and Keith will be recommending for the next phase of work in the Forest. There will be refreshments on site.
The Silva Forest Foundation (SFF) has pioneered an ecosystem-based conservation planning approach that protects biological diversity and ecological processes, while assisting communities and individuals to implement ecologically responsible human uses and develop conservation-based economies. Herb Hammond has received many awards including the Canadian Environmental Award for his work.
“Managing Canadian forests to satisfy our need for wood while protecting ecosystems is the starting point in what Hammond hopes will be a long-term and sustainable solution. ‘You can plant a tree, but you can’t plant a forest.’” Herb Hammond