Snowshoe Hike – Sunday, Feb 2, 2020

We have snow!

Mother Nature has been generous with the snow this year, so the OGCS is having a snowshoe hike through the Old Growth Conservancy on Sunday, February 2nd.

This is an excellent opportunity to see some of the better old-growth in the Conservancy without impacting the forest floor. We meet at Hi-View Lookout at 10 AM for car pooling or at 10:30 at Parking Lot #5.

The hike will last 2.5 to 3 hours. Bring some food and a beverage. Water-resistant outerwear over layered winter clothing is recommended, as are sturdy, water-resistant boots. On past hikes, footwear has varied from boots to snowshoes to crampons. Hiking or ski poles are advised.

Mountain Equipment Co-op rents snowshoes for $15/day. Reservations can be made at the North Vancouver store at 604-990-4417

Please let us know if you can join us by emailing us at We’ll send a update on conditions to everyone that’s registered.

OGCS AGM – Wednesday, February 26, 2020

West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre (Marine Room)
695 – 21st Street, West Vancouver
(NW corner of Marine Drive & 21st St)
Social Hour 6:00 p.m. – Pizza and snacks provided
Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of February 20, 2019 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Election of Directors
Presentation by Dr. John Innes – Dean, Faculty of Forestry, UBC
“The Management of Old Growth: Challenges and Opportunities”

Dr. John Innes is Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia and a resident of West Vancouver. He came to British Columbia in 1999, having previously worked in the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. He is actively involved with climate change research, particularly its effects on forest ecosystems. In 2007, he was part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) team that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Dr. Innes teaches in the field of international and sustainable forestry. Under his leadership, the Faculty has taken significant steps toward broadening the curricula and academic content to reflect changing realities in the forest and conservation sectors.

OGCS 2019 AGM Draft Minutes
OGCS 2019 Directors Report