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Branchlines

Latest Issue - Spring 2022 Branchlines

We are pleased to invite you to explore our new Branchlines publication. Courtesy of the UBC Faculty of Forestry, Development and Alumni Engagement Office, the revamped look, feel and direction was shaped by valuable feedback from our alumni community. In this issue you will find: an in-depth feature story on the recent fires and floods climate catastrophes; celebrate the 2022 Alumni Builder Award recipient, Arthur Tsai; pay tribute to Prof. Peter Marshall; and enjoy a Q&A with Garry Merkel. To read more, download the full issue.   

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The JEDI Story Behind Forest(Reads)

Forest(Reads) introduces UBC Forestry faculty, staff, students and interested individuals to JEDI topics through a literary lens. The inaugural Forest(Reads), coordinated by grad student Arial Eatherton, involved events surrounding Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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Making Smart Conservation Decisions: Tara Martin takes ecosystem-wide approach to species protection

“Our framework is transparent, repeatable and robust to uncertainty, and will deliver costed portfolios of options which inform how to recover and protect the places and species we care most about with the least impact to societies and the economy,” says Tara, who holds the UBC Liber Ero Chair in Conservation.

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Growing the BC Big Tree Registry

“We’ve built the registry to be inclusive so that anybody who wants to participate and nominate a tree can do so, but we also carefully verify each measurement,” says Ira Sutherland, who chairs the BC Big Tree Registry Committee and is pursuing a Ph.D. in historical ecology at UBC Forestry under Assoc. Prof. Jeanine Rhemtulla.

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Issues Before 2022