Politics, Geography and Environmental Assessment: Reflections on the Struggle Over the Jumbo Valley

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Kimberley & Cranbrook Branch
College of the Rockies, Cranbrook Campus
Lecture Theatre

The Columbia Mountains Institute and Wildsight are co-hosting a viewing of the film “Jumbo Wild” and a keynote address by Dr. Cam Owens who will speak to: “Politics, Geography and Environmental Assessment: Reflections on the Struggle over the Jumbo Valley.”

Cam is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria and Director of the Cascadia Sustainability Field School Program. Dr. Owens’ scholarship focuses on political, cultural and pedagogical dimensions of environmental assessment and sustainable community development. His doctoral dissertation interrogated land use planning and environmental assessment in the province grounded in an in-depth case study of the contentious Jumbo Glacier Resort review.

“Jumbo Wild”, a Sweetgrass production, documents the decade-long debate of the future of BC’s iconic Jumbo Valley.Watch the trailer here. 

The keynote address and film are part of CMI’s Environmental & Social Assessment Forum.
Doors open at 6:30pm at the College of the Rockies, Cranbrook.
Tickets available at the door for a small fee. More info here.