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Friday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Fire and Water: Land and Watershed Management in the Age of Climate Change

As climate change destabilizes our already stressed ecosystems, droughts and wildfires have become far more challenging. We need to rethink and reshape our relationship to the land by combining time-tested Indigenous approaches, aka TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge), with the most sophisticated, holistic modern scientific methods. Hosted by Jason Mark, Editor in Chief of Sierra Magazine, former Editor of Earth Island Journal. With: Frank Kanawha Lake, Ph.D. (of Karuk, Seneca, Cherokee, and Mexican ancestry), Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, fire management specialist and expert in bridging TEK practices and modern scientific techniques; Brock Dolman, Co-Director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's WATER Institute and its Permaculture Design and Wildlands programs; Chad Hanson, Director and Principal Ecologist, John Muir Project.


Workshop Speakers
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Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman, co-founder (in 1994) of the Sowing Circle, LLC Intentional Community and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC), is the Director of OAEC’s WATER Institute and its Permaculture/Resilient Community Design Program. For 20 years Brock has worked as a watershed restoration and permaculture designer/educator/consultant nationally and internationally (including in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Brazil, Tibet, Canada... Read More →
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Chad Hanson

Chad Hanson, Ph.D., is a research ecologist with the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute. A leading expert on fire ecology in conifer forest ecosystems, especially those of the western U.S.A. and California, he is the co-editor/co-author of _The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature's Phoenix_, and has penned many scientific studies on a wide range of aspects of fire ecology.
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Frank Lake

Frank Kanawha Lake, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Orleans, California, and Chair of the TEK section of the Ecological Society of America, works on tribal and community forestry, fire and restoration ecology and on incorporating tribal traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) into scientific climate change research. He Is of mixed American Indian, Mexican and Caucasian ancestry.
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Jason Mark

Jason Mark, former long-time Editor of Earth Island Journal and current Editor-in-Chief of Sierra Magazine (the national magazine of the Sierra Club), has written for many leading publications including: The NY Times, The Nation, and ScientificAmerican.com, and is author of the book, Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man. Jason also co-founded San Francisco’s largest urban farm.

Friday October 21, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sausalito Room