SPLAB @ Doe Bay, Sunday May 8, Dominick DellaSala

It’s our last SPLAB @ Doe Bay event of the season:

May 8 – Dominick DellaSala – Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World 7:30P plus Open Mic. Emcee Paul Nelson.

May 9 – Film: A Wild American Forest – (PBS documentary) 7:30P.

Dominick DellaSalla

Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. He is an internationally renowned author of over 150 technical papers including the forthcoming book – Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World (Island Press, 2011). Dominick has given plenary and keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations (Earth Summit II). He has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Time Magazine, Audubon Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, Jim Lehrer NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” and TV (including several conservation films). He has testified in numerous congressional hearings in defense of the Endangered Species Act, roadless area conservation, national monument designations, and climate change legislation among others. For his efforts to help foster national roadless areas conservation and support designation of new national monuments, he received conservation leadership awards from the World Wildlife Fund in 2000 and 2004, the Wilburforce Foundation in 2006, and was twice nominated for an international conservation award for his work as a whistleblower while on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service spotted owl recovery team. Dr. DellaSala co-founded the Geos Institute in July 2006.

Temperate rainforests are biogeographically unique. Compared to their tropical counterparts, temperate rainforests are rarer and are found disproportionately along coastlines. Because most temperate rainforests are marked by the intersection of marine, terrestrial, and freshwater systems, these rich ecotones are among the most productive regions on Earth. DellaSala and his contributors tell a compelling story of the importance of temperate and boreal rainforests that includes some surprises (e.g., South Africa, Iran, Turkey, Japan, Russia). This volume provides a comprehensive reference from which to build a collective vision of their future.

Rainforests

Rainforests

Edited by Dominick A. DellaSala
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About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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