Special Film feature for this week only (Until March 20th): in 60 seconds Meet the author, hear about his research and help him achieve his research objectives
My name is Ira Sutherland, I have a BSc in natural Resources Conservation at UBC faculty of Forestry. I am currently doing a masters degree at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) to examine the legacy impacts of logging BC old-growth forests along coastal BC. Specifically, I study the long term recovery of ecosystem services following logging.
I managed to get a 1-minute science communication video into Canada’s National Science and Engineering Research Council Contest. Check it out! And please, help me out to win the contest by going to this website, finding my video, and then sharing it from there on your social media. The prize is $3000! and I’ve got a good shot to win! Contest closes March 20th.
In order for your vote to be counted towards helping me win go to this website, find my video and share it on whatever socail media device you have: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ScienceAction/index_eng.asp
I will grateful for your support in this contest. I beleive it is very important for all Canadians to understand the importance of forests, and by voting you will help me broadcast this message to a national audience. -Ira Sutherland
Introduction to the Vancouver Big Tree Hiking Guide
Welcome to the Vancouver big tree hiking guide. This page has been created to help people engage with Vancouver’s local forests through offering interpretation and directions for visiting exceptional old-growth forests in the Vancouver area. Vancouver’s is surrounded by lush temperate rainforest that contains trees over 1300 years old and up to 86 m tall. It is reported that the tallest trees on earth grew in the Vancouver area before logging commenced in the late 1800’s. Currently, of British Columbia’s 50 or so native tree species, the largest, widest or tallest specimens of at least eight of those species are known to be within Vancouver city limits (e.g., red alder and big leaf maple) or in the forests of the surrounding Lower Mainland (e.g., black cottonwood, amabilis fir, Douglas-fir, western hemlock, Pacific yew, and grand fir).
Two hiking guide pages have been added to this site: The UBC forests and big tree guide and the Capilano Canyon Hiking guide. Other areas around Vancouver with monumental trees worth checking out are listed and represented by photos below. Pages for these areas will be added soon!
For an introduction to Vancouver’s old-growth forests join the author of this website on a 2 1/2 minute video journey to find a massive Douglas-fir in North Vancouver called Grandpa Capilano!
Please direct any questions or comments to Ira Sutherland at email@example.com
Select Big tree hiking areas (In no particular order):
- UBC old-growth
- Stanley park, Vancouver
- Capilano Canyon, North Vancouver
- Brother’s Creek, West Vancouver
- Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
- Seymour Valley, North Vancouver
- Upper Chilliwack Valley, Chilliwack