Hiking the Trails to Save Hemlocks

Photo: Oakfield Provincial Park, Kayla Sonley-Long

Taking place on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm, Hike Nova Scotia and Nature Nova Scotia present the Hiking the Trails to Save Hemlocks webinar on conserving old growth hemlock forests, the threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and what hikers can do to help shady dark hemlock forests persist.

Join Donna Crossland as she tackles the threat to some of Nova Scotia’s most coveted hiking trails and cherished woodlands that are falling to an enemy that we can barely see, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a sap-sucking insect. She will also cover some of the other invasive pests that threaten forest biodiversity. Learn how hikers and other Nova Scotians can take meaningful actions to conserve some of our favourite shaded trails and wilderness places for future generations.

Donna Crossland, MScF, has hiked both ‘on-trail’ and off-trail, with a long-standing passion for conserving healthy, biodiverse forests and particularly old growth hemlock forests. She is Vice President of Nature Nova Scotia, Former Parks Canada biologist with Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, HWA Working Group- Atlantic member, Healthy Forest Coalition- Working Group member and Medway Community Forest Coop Executive Board member. She is co-author with Bob Bancroft of the Natural Resources Strategy, Forest Panel of Expertise (2010) on recommending a paradigm shift toward ecosystem-based forestry to restore and maintain healthy forests. Donna is presently the ‘Acting Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Coordinator for the Medway Community Forest Coop.’ 

It is offered in partnership with Nature Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.

Registration is free for anyone but required in advance.

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After registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. It is your responsibility to confirm you have received the confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam filter. If it is not there, contact Hike NS and do so at least two hours before the webinar.

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