Passionate about Bainbridge Island’s forests and wildlife? Want to learn more about the impact of climate change, and what you can do about it?
Join city, state, and regional scientists and community members for the free, virtual 2021 Bainbridge Island Environmental Conference! This year’s topic is The Future of Our Forests: Bainbridge Island & the Climate Crisis. Each Sunday in March, we’ll be hosting a community conversation on the research and best practices for stewarding our natural environment in the face of climate change. Feel free to sign up for one session, or join us for all four!
To learn more about the conference’s schedule, register for other sessions, and more, click here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to Joan Hutchinson at email@example.com.
Stewarding Our Lands: Conversations for Citizen Stewards
In our final virtual session we will discuss how citizens can become active participants in understanding and conserving forest health.
How we live with trees: seeing the climate change forest through the trees? – presented by Lara Hansen, Executive Director of EcoAdapt
Thesis Project at the Grand Forest, Bloedel and IslandWood forest parcels: A changing science and new tools for studying forest health – presented by Stuart Johnson, University of Washington Graduate Student
Western Washington, Wildfire, and You – presented by Jared Moravec and Jason Livdahl, Bainbridge Island Fire Department
As you complete your registration, you will be asked to choose between one of the following breakout sessions:
Breakout Session One: Activating the Climate Action Plan – Lara Hansen, Executive Director of EcoAdapt, and Mike Cox, Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Committee, City of Bainbridge Island.
Breakout Session Two: Understanding & Managing Wildfire Risk on Bainbridge Island – Presented by Jared Moravec and Jason Livdahl
Breakout Session Three: Citizen Science! How you can help the health of our forest communities – Presented by Deb Rudnick, Bainbridge Island School District Science Resources and Watershed Council chair
Citizen Science is not just a buzzword- it’s an incredibly important part of how science gets done! Citizen Scientists are the eyes and ears of our local ecology, often making observations and tracking patterns that otherwise would not get the attention they need. Please join Deb Rudnick, Bainbridge Island Watershed Council Chair, to learn about tools you can use to help scientists and organizations near and far better understand and track the health of our forest communities.