Please mark your calendars to attend a presentation on Thursday, June 22nd at 6 pm at the Robert Bateman Centre. Join us as GOERT Chair, Val Schaefer, a biologist and ecologist, who is currently the Faculty Coordinator of the Restoration of Natural Systems Program at the University of Victoria, gives a must see presentation entitled “Complexities of Restoring Garry Oak Ecosystems.” Val has developed unique expertise in the emerging field of Urban Ecology. He is a leading proponent of urban ecology and urban biodiversity who has written extensively and presented internationally on these topics. He is also an environmental educator who has conducted numerous community projects promoting nature in the city.
The talk is 45 minutes with 15 minutes at the end for a Q &A.
The 2nd speaker is Andy MacKinnon and his presentation is entitled “A Perfect Eden”
Andy MacKinnon is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin B.C. Since December 2014 he’s also served as a Councillor in Metchosin. Until his retirement in 2015, he worked for the B.C. Forest Service for three decades, mostly on B.C.’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and B.C.’s native plants and fungi. Andy has also been involved in defining and implementing ecosystem-based management in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest. He has co-taught rainforest ecology field courses in Bamfield (for the University of Victoria) and Haida Gwaii (for UBC). Andy is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America. He’s an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, and a Professional Forester and Professional Biologist in BC. Andy was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Simon Fraser University in 2013.
The presentation is free for GOERT members and $10 for Non-members.
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This is also a great chance to take in our art exhibit:
“Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem ” as it will be closing on June 25th.