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"Stumps, Sawdust, Sediment: A Legacy of Logging in the Headwaters" with Lorne Fitch

  • Helen Schuler Nature Centre Coal Banks Trail Lethbridge, AB, T1H Canada (map)

Our ability to extract wealth from our forests, especially along the eastern slopes, moves faster than our understanding of the vital connections within them, and certainly our ability and will to effectively restore watershed function after logging.
Connecting the dots between logging and other forest values is what we should do; the problem is many cannot, will not, see the dots, let alone connect them in any meaningful sense. We do not sustain the forest, the forest sustains us. And a forest is more than the trees; it is a watershed.
Fish, native fish, are the gold seal of water quality and are a metric of the health of watersheds. So it follows, as the watershed goes, so do the fish; if the fish are going, something must be wrong with our forest management. A perspective on fish, native fish, might help answer the question – what’s all the fuss about land uses, especially logging?

Join local biologist and provincial riparian specialist Lorne Fitch for a better understanding of the impacts of disturbance in the eastern slopes:

Wednesday November 9 at 7pm
in Helen Schuler Nature Centre Community Room
Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free (by donation).

Earlier Event: November 5
Annual Snow Goose Chase Field Trip
Later Event: December 14
Winter Birds with Lloyd Bennett