qathet's forests: yesterday, today & tomorrow
Join us this Spring for a series of talks focusing on qathet's forests! Once a month, from March to June, guest speakers will discuss a variety of topics including forestry history and old growth.
The speaker series invites locals and visitors to come learn about qathet’s history and present, as well as socialize with us, and ask questions. The first three talks in this series will also be hosted via zoom for those who want to join-in from home.
Dates & Times
March 10 | 6:30 pm
qathet Forest History with Dave Florence
In this talk, Dave Florence from the Powell River Forestry Heritage Society will give an overview of forestry and logging history in the qathet region.
April 7 | 6:30 pm
Indigenous & Cultural Use of the Forest with Drew Blaney
Join Drew Blaney from Tla'amin Nation, who will share with us Indigenous and cultural uses of the forest.
May 12 | 6:30 pm
50 Years of Forestry: Progress and Change with Rod Tysdal
Rod Tysdal will share his perspective on changes in forestry operations through the years, focusing on Silviculture Advances, Land Tenures (including our Community Forest), & Forest Certification.
June 11 | 1:00 pm
What is Old Growth Forest? with Janet May
Join Janet May to learn about old growth forest in the qathet region. This talk will take place outside, weather permitting. There will be no zoom option for this talk, but a recording will be available to watch online a week later.
Location for Janet's talk: the start of McGuffie Creek Trail across from the Willingdon Beach Campsite on Marine Avenue.
In-person at the Museum: 4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River
Centennial Building (closest to parking space). Please enter through glass doors.
or attend online via zoom (link will be sent to you)
$5.00 /person per talk
To purchase tickets, you can use the online checkout, pay by phone at 604-485-2222 or pay with cash at the museum.
Masks continue to be mandatory for anyone over 5 years old, for the duration of all events.