Presenter/Author Information

Robin B. Clark, Robin B. ClarkFollow

Type of Presentation

Oral

Session Title

The Value of Recreation and Community in the Salish Sea

Description

The Salish Sea Ecoregion lies within the Marine West Coast Forest Ecoregion (CEC) or the Pacific temperate rain forest (WWF) and others. The marine and upland forested ecosystems are some of the richest and most diverse on the planet. As a registered professional forester and ecologist, I use the biogeoclimatic ecosystem classifications of zones, subzones, site series and edaphic grids in my everyday work in the management of forested ecosystems. I see the forest is a mosaic of interconnectedness that displays with a variety of trees and plants the above and below ground moisture and nutrient regimes. My spirituality arises from this intimate ecological knowledge and creates a sense awe and wonder for the nature surrounding me. Can then the intimate knowledge of one’s environment or ecosystem be the catalyst for evoking spirituality in others?

Comments

Robin is a registered professional forester in British Columbia and a founding member of the Salish Sea Spiritual and Ecological Alliance.

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Can Intimate Ecological Knowledge Evoke Spirituality?

2016SSEC

The Salish Sea Ecoregion lies within the Marine West Coast Forest Ecoregion (CEC) or the Pacific temperate rain forest (WWF) and others. The marine and upland forested ecosystems are some of the richest and most diverse on the planet. As a registered professional forester and ecologist, I use the biogeoclimatic ecosystem classifications of zones, subzones, site series and edaphic grids in my everyday work in the management of forested ecosystems. I see the forest is a mosaic of interconnectedness that displays with a variety of trees and plants the above and below ground moisture and nutrient regimes. My spirituality arises from this intimate ecological knowledge and creates a sense awe and wonder for the nature surrounding me. Can then the intimate knowledge of one’s environment or ecosystem be the catalyst for evoking spirituality in others?