Hammond holds a Bachelor of Science in forest management from Oregon State University and a Masters of Forestry from the University of Washington. He is the author of Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use (Polestar Press), which won the Roderick-Haig Brown B.C. Book Prize in 1992, and Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth’s Crown: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning for the Boreal Forest (Silva Forest Foundation).
He is currently working with two others on a book to be published by UBC Press on applying nature-based planning/ecosystem-based conservation planning to restore urban areas. The book’s working title is: Inviting Nature Home: An Ecosystem-based Approach to Cities. Herb is also working on a book about Nature and our place in her complex fabric. This book describes a new reality that is necessary for our survival, and how to get there in the face of the climate emergency.