Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn the basic principles of ecoforestry – a forestry stewardship system which preserves fully intact forest ecosystems while providing for ecologically appropriate levels of harvest.
Participants will tour Wildwood Ecoforest, the oldest continuously-managed ecoforest one the west coast of North America, to learn first hand the rationale behind the selection of trees for harvest. Timber has been harvested selectively from this forest since 1938, always maintaining essential structure of the forest including old-growth seed trees, large woody debris, standing snags and other key ecological features.
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About the Instructor:
Peter Jungwirth is a Registered Professional Forester in both BC and Austria (from where he immigrated). He is also a certified Arborist, tree risk assessor and faller. Prior to immigration, Peter worked in Forestry research. In BC, he has been active as a forestry and arboriculture consultant and also as a hands-on arborist. He has designed and instructed several ecoforestry courses and is a Director on the Ecoforestry Institute Society.