Join the SER Western Chapter for our next Webinar September 19th, 2023!
We are grateful to announce our upcoming webinar with Don Gayton! Don Gayton is a consulting ecologist and writer, based in Summerland. He has a lifelong passion for grasslands and dry forests, having worked in the western US, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. His research interests include fire ecology, ecological restoration, range management and wetlands. Gayton’s technical publications include Impacts of Climate Change on British Columbia’s BiodiversityBasic Concepts in Ecological Restoration, and BC Grasslands: Monitoring Vegetation Change. His popular publications include award-winning books of non-fiction: The Wheatgrass MechanismMan Facing WestLandscapes of the InteriorOkanagan Odyssey and his most recent book, The Sky and the Patio: An Ecology of Home. Don is also actively involved in the creation of the new South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Reserve. Don has a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Washington State University and a Master’s degree in Plant Ecology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Topic: Trees, Grass and Fire

These three elements have a complex, longstanding and competitive relationship in many ecosystems around the world. Ecologist and author Don Gayton explores this fascinating trinity from the perspective of British Columbia’s Southern Interior, and speculates on how we can bring them into more sustainable balance.

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If you have any questions about the event, or would like more info, please email! We welcome ideas for journal topics for future events!
Hope to see you there!