Presentation Abstract

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?

Session Title

The Value of Recreation and Community in the Salish Sea

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People

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Document Type

Event

Location

2016SSEC

Type of Presentation

Oral

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Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

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?