June 2020 conference in Quebec City promotes ecosystem restoration

Written by Michael Leff.

If you’re looking for an excuse to visit Quebec City next spring (and you should be), I’ve got just the thing: the Quebec RE3 Conference “From Reclaiming to Restoring to Rewilding,” to be held June 7-11, 2020 – at the dawn of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

The conference is a joint effort sponsored by three organizations: the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), and my favorite, the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). (Full disclosure, I’m a conference organizer on the board of the SER New England Chapter.)

As most of you realize I’m sure, responsible and sustainable forestry practices aligned with the Forest Stewards Guild “Principles” are an essential component of the overall mix of restoration-related endeavors. And I imagine that many of you have thoughts and experiences to share regarding the connection, which could encompass anything from urban forestry to natural lands management, on small woodlots to vast tracts spanning international boundaries.

So now’s your chance. Check out the “Call for Abstracts” and consider submitting a presentation by the January 30 deadline. Full details on talks, workshops, field trips, registration, accommodations, and more are posted online at www.re3-quebec2020.org.

If you’d like to discuss any particulars, feel free to contact me at MLeff@ecologicalconnections.com. And come see Quebec City in the springtime!