According to Parks Canada social scientist, Stephanie Coulson, rebuilding relationships between humans and place is essential to establishing a culture of conservation.
Since non-Indigenous settlement, both top predators and fire have been functionally eradicated from Coastal Douglas-fir ecological communities while populations of both invasive and native deer species have been ballooning throughout the range.
Dr. Lora Morandin, Research and Conservation Director for Pollinator Partnership and Pollinator Partnership Canada, highlights the importance of pollinators in the CDF and supplies recommendations for how to support them.
In our ninth instalment of The Story of Coastal Douglas-fir interview series, we interviewed David Rapport, one of the originators of the concept and field of ecosystem health.
Dr. Jennifer Grenz has nearly two decades of experience providing consulting services and on-the-ground management of invasive species for all levels of government
In this article, Dr. Nancy Turner identifies consultation with First Nation communities as the missing piece in land management practices in the CDF region.
This interview with Dr. Rachel Holt, co-author of the stark report: Old growth: Last stand for biodiversity, contributes to the story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests through the lens of old growth protection. Dr. Holt also presents policy options to safeguard the forests that remain. What are the forest values of the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone…
In this article, landscape ecologist Jan Kirkby (M.Sc., R.P. Bio) demystifies the CDF classification, explains the importance of CDF protection, and provides recommendations for individual conservation action.
Andy MacKinnon is one of the modern architects of the widely-used biogeoclimatic forest classification system in British Columbia.
Despite significant losses to biodiversity and connectivity in the Coastal Douglas-fir forests of southern British Columbia, management regimes continue to honor practices that value profits over preservation. According to this interview with registered professional forester, Satnam Manhas, management practices that consider ecology first are required to maintain ecological and economic viability. What is the Coastal…
Briony Penn is well known in BC for her tireless devotion to protecting endangered species and sensitive ecosystems in British Columbia.
Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated ecosystems exist at the interface between land and water on the edge of the Salish Sea. With a long legacy of land stewardship by Coast Salish Nations, the ecological communities characteristic to this region are abundant and diverse. Since non-Indigenous arrival in the area, aggressive land conversion due to logging…