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Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9 AM UTC-03 – 10 AM UTC-03

Public · Hosted by NB Media Co-op and RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment

The next speaker in the Environmental Praxis Lecture Series is Bob Bancroft on the Acadian forest and what is lost in the conversion of forests to plantations on Friday, Oct. 23 at 9:00am (Atlantic time) by Zoom. Email to get the Zoom link.

Bob Bancroft is a wildlife biologist and president of Nature Nova Scotia. Originally from the Annapolis Valley, Bob spent 28 years with the provincial government in Nova Scotia as a wildlife biologist and fisheries biologist. Bob is known for his work on forest conservation, river and his rehabilitation work with various birds and animals. Bob has been a regular guest on CBC’s Maritime Noon, answering the public’s questions about wildlife.

Bob is a past President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, past President of the Canadian Association of Small Mouth Anglers, former member of the Executive for the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and former member of the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. He writes for various magazines and journals, including the Atlantic Salmon Journal, Rural Delivery, and Saltscapes. He spent time as an assessor for Smartwood (FSC), which promotes ecologically sensitive forest practices. Bob also worked with the tribal council, the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, developing management plans for First Nations lands.

Read Bob’s eulogy for the Acadian forest here:

This lecture is organized by St. Thomas University’s Environmental Praxis course and supported by the NB Media Co-op and RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment, a research project based at the University of New Brunswick.

Upcoming lectures in the Environmental Praxis Lecture Series:
Nov. 6 – Daniel Tubb, Professor of Anthropology, University of New Brunswick, on his new book, Shifting Livelihoods: GoldMining and Subsistence in the Chocó, Colombia.

Nov. 20 – Valerie Lannon, climate activist and co-author of Indigenous Sovereignty and Socialism,and David Bush, York Ph.D. student, labour organizer and editor of Rank and File and Spring,on the Green New Deal and the socialist case against the carbon tax.

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