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.
OLD GROWTH CONSERVANCY SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 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. AGENDA: 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” Adjournment
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.