OLD GROWTH CONSERVANCY SOCIETY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre (Marine Room)
695 – 21st Street, WEST VANCOUVER
(NW corner of Marine Drive & 21st St)
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of February 28, 2018 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Election of Directors
Presentation by Ira Sutherland,
“Tall tales from the Great Vancouver Forest”
We are honoured to have Ira Sutherland as this year’s guest speaker. Growing up among the tall trees in Kerrisdale, BC, Ira developed an appreciation and curiosity for forests early on. He has explored extensively in the forests and mountains around Vancouver and has travelled widely abroad, often by bicycle or on remote forest research expeditions. Ira holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation from UBC (2012) and an MSc in Renewable Resources from McGill University (2015). His Masters thesis investigated the long-term recovery of ecosystem services following logging in BC coastal forests. After two years working in forestry and consulting arboriculture, Ira is now pursuing his PhD in UBC Forestry as a Vanier Canada Scholar. In an effort to engage the public to learn about old-growth forests he employs use of film, photography, and story-telling. He is also the chair of the BC Big Tree Committee, a Forester-in-Training and author of the online Vancouver Big Tree Hiking Guide (vancouversbigtrees.com).