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September Speakers’ Series: Journalist Bruce Uzelman
September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Bruce will cover a variety of concerns community watersheds share, including the effects of commercial clear-cut logging and their connection to wildfires, drought, floods and dirty drinking water.
“You should know I am not an environmentalist. I am a moderate, who believes that industry is crucial to the economy. However, industry must be subject to close regulation by government, and this regulation should ensure that the environment is protected. Unfortunately, forestry is one of the sectors where this is not happening…’’ claims Uzelman.
Bruce admits he is not a Registered Professional Forester, some of his forestry knowledge is limited. However, he has done research of select forestry topics, formed some opinions and put that into his writings. The recently released BC Forestry Practises Board report is very important, and hasn’t received enough media coverage. Bruce will share this information with our group, along with his views on the impact of climate change and some economic context.
In our years of advocacy for PWPA we have seen over and over again, you do not need a UBC degree on how to efficiently a clear-cut trees to be able to form an opinion on the current state of BC’s crown land forests, anyone with common sense, some biology, geology, geomorphology, forest ecology, engineering or wildfire ecology background or a bird’s eye view can surmise the back country is in dire straits
This will be a live presentation. COME AND MEET THE AUTHOR IN PERSON, Thursday, August 24, 7-9 pm at Peachland Art Gallery. Coffee and Cake will follow a Conversation with journalist, Bruce Uzelman. Discussion will include wildfires, floods, droughts and how an unprotected community watershed is impacted by commercial clear-cut logging.
Uzelman: Deficient regulation and enforcement devastate B.C. watersheds – Today In BC
2 columns by Bruce Uzelman
Please review other pieces from our guest speaker prior to the evening!
I grew up in Paradise Hill, a village in Northwestern Saskatchewan. I come from a large family. My parents instilled good values, but yet afforded us, my seven siblings and I, much freedom to do the things we wished to do. I spent my early years exploring the hills and forests and fields surrounding the village, a great way to come of age.
I attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. I considered studying journalism at one point, but did not ultimately pursue that. However, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Advanced with majors in Economics and Political Science in 1982.