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Winter Speaker Series – Old Growth Biodiversity: Looking for treasure in British Columbia’s Inland Temperate Rainforest – the tale of gold-dust lichens and other members of the “hidden kingdom”.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM Mountain Time
Golden Branch
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Darwyn Coxson is a Professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia.  Dr Coxson’s research looks at the ecology of lichen communities in old-growth boreal and temperate rainforests of northern British Columbia. An important component of this work has been the assessment of conservation priorities within BC’s inland temperate rainforest and an evaluation of the ways in which forestry practices can be made more sustainable. His work was a major contributing factor in the 2016 designation of the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, a 12,000 ha protected area conserving rare ancient cedar stands in the BC interior.  Dr. Coxson is a co-author of the 2011 UBC press book “British Columbia’s Inland Rainforest: Ecology, Conservation, and Management” and the 2020 Elsevier Press publication “The Inland Temperate Rainforest and Interior Wetbelt Biomes of Western North America”.

Dr. Coxson is passionate about Lichen and his talk promises to be an exciting look into these often overlooked “treasures”. There will be a presentation for approximately 30-45 minutes and then a chance for questions and answers.

Join Dr. Coxson and Wildsight Golden on February 24, 2022 at 7 PM Mountain time.

All presentations will be held on virtually on zoom. Registration is required, please register here

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Thank you to the Town of Golden for your sponsorship of this series!