The future of forestry is now. Led by innovative thinkers, groundbreaking technology and pressing social and environmental need, the forestry profession of today is addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. This issue takes a deep dive into sustainable forest management and the diversity of perspectives and approaches that are shaping it. Also in the fall edition: hear from a leading expert on Indigenous forest gardens. Learn about state-of-the-art cellulose-based biomaterials. Follow the family tree of 7 generations of foresters. Get the graduate and undergraduate student perspective.
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In this age of the Anthropocene, the pressures of human activity are compelling dramatic shifts in climate and ecosystems that parallel some of antiquity’s most Earth-altering natural disasters. To secure a future for our forests, we will need to adopt new approaches to forest management that incorporate diverse perspectives and adapt to the ever-changing climate.Read More Future Forests
Many Indigenous land management practices are being reclaimed and adapted in the modern context by Indigenous communities, says Jennifer Grenz, yet few are currently integrated into non-Indigenous-led forestry operations, despite their potential to improve climate resiliency.Read More Growing Indigenous Forest Gardens
UBC Forestry alumnus, David Brand, knows the value of forests well. A strong believer in the principles of sustainable forest management, David founded his company, New Forests, to create opportunities within the forestry sector for communities to transition to a greener and more sustainable future.Read More Green Investing
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…Read More Spring 2022 Branchlines