Forester to give talk on nature-based planning

An advocate for nature-base planning in the forests will give a talk on his ideas next week.

Herb Hammond will be at the Marriott Courtyard (Fraser Room) on Wed., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. start.

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Hammond defines the concept as the protection and ecologically-responsible use of ecosystems through all scales of time and space. Working primarily with Indigenous people and other rural communities, Hammond has developed more than 25 such plans across Canada and in other parts of the world.

Hammond is a registered professional forester with 40 years experience in the field and holds a Bachelor of Science in forest management from Oregon State University and a Masters of Forestry from the University of Washington.

He is the author of Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use, (Polestar Press), which won the Roderick-Haig Brown B.C. Book Prize in 1992, and Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth's Crown: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning for the Boreal Forest (Silva Forest Foundation).

He is currently working with two other people on a book to be published by UBC Press on applying nature-based planning to restoring urban areas.

Prince George-based environmental group Conservation North is hosting the event.

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