Annual General Meeting: FEB 22

BGWA's Annual General Meeting will take place Tuesday, February 22, from 7 PM-8:40 PM. This year, our meeting will be virtual again. We have lined up an exciting presentation about plantation forest co-ops, and the usual business of previous AGMs. More details to come shortly! Looking forward to seeing everyone's virtual faces.

Forest Conservation and Management

Kevin Predon came across this short video, out of the USA, discussing the role of forest management and the part it plays in forest conservation. Unfortunately, the program is not available in Canada, but the overarching message of the video (forest conversation can and does include forest management) is an important concept to remember.

Michigan lab clones Giant sequoia trees to reverse climate change

 Giant sequoia trees generally grow on the western slopes of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. But, for the past 73 years, three sequoias have survived and thrived along a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in Manistee. That's not supposed to happen, but it is. The genetics that make up the Manistee sequoias have become an obsession for …

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Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services

Photo Credit - UNESCO We all know that our forests and tree contain spiritual, emotional, and monetary. This study out of the UK looks at different methods of valuing ecosystem services and risks associated with them. Many of these services are applicable to our forests here in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Fungi – A Secret Climate Change Weapon

Photograph: Stephen R Johnson/Alamy Researchers and scientists the world over are learning more and more about underground fungal networks. Now they are learning about the vast amounts of carbon they store. Read more in this article about the amazing world of underground fungi networks.