The Grace Of Interior Forests: A Conversation With Suzanne Simard

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A webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and moderated by Florence Baker

While coastal forests are often in the spotlight, their Interior neighbours are just as spectacular. From Douglas-firs to Ponderosa Pines to ancient cedars, Interior old and primary forests in B.C., like the inland temperate rainforest, contain some of the rarest ecosystems in the world. There is much these vibrant forests have to teach us if we only take the time to listen.

Join SCBC Lead Organizer, Florence Baker, for a conversation with UBC Professor and ‘Finding the Mother Tree’ author, Suzanne Simard, on the wonders of Interior forests. We’ll be chatting about everything from the beings that call them home, their resiliency, the economic opportunities forest restoration holds and our collective responsibility to better care for these vital ecosystems.

Happening on Monday, February 13 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.! And don’t worry if you can’t make it for the live session, all registrants will be sent the recording.


Dr. Suzanne Simard has earned a reputation for research on tree connectivity and communication. Her work explores how forests are social, cooperative beings with communal lives not that different from our own. She is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia, where she currently leads The Mother Tree Project and co-directs the Belowground Ecosystem Group. Her work has been published widely, with over 170 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Ecology, and Global Biology, and she has co-authored the book Climate Change and Variability. Her research has been communicated broadly through three TED Talks, TED Experiences, as well as articles and interviews in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, NPR, CNN, CBC, and many more. She lives with her two adventurous daughters and their wild and crazy extended family in the mountains around Nelson, British Columbia. You can purchase her book, Finding the Mother Treehere.

Florence Baker is a climate justice organizer and the lead organizer at Sierra Club BC. Her passion is supporting different communities to engage in building a new story about the future we face. With a background in journalism and communications, Flossie is interested in how the narratives we create shape our imagination for action. She trained as a community organizer under the Industrial Areas Foundation, the oldest community organizing network in North America, and brings stories and lessons in organizing from the UK, the San Fransisco Bay Area, Victoria and Vancouver. She now focuses on building relationships with unions and faith traditions. She is based in East Vancouver.


Monday, February 13, 2023 - 17:30