May 2010 Meeting: Canoeing in the Canadian Tundra with Bill O’Driscoll and Using Fire as a Habitat-Restoration Tool in Ohio’s Forests with Matt Peters
Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 7:30-9PM
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SIERRA CLUB OFFICE, 425 N.CRAIG ST., OAKLAND
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Bill O’Driscoll, Arts and Entertainment editor for Pittsburgh’s City Paper, is also a veteran environmentalist and outdoorsman. He tells us: “The Barrens are a low-elevation triangle of half a million square miles between Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean. Our 11-day guided trip was to their center—the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary—a roadless patch half the size of Pennsylvania.” Join us to hear about that remarkable journey and the diversity of wildlife seen there.
And we’ll devote the latter half of that meeting to Matt Peters’ response to the Nature Conservancy presentation in March on the use of fire in the eastern forests. Matt experienced an out-of-control prescribed burn in Ohio that consumed an unexpected 3000 acres. Matt, an active member of Allegheny Defense Project, has some interesting thoughts on this controversial subject. BTW, a recent successful burn was held by the Game Commission in the Scotia Barrens, near State College.
Refreshments and conversation after the program. Contact Donald L. Gibbon (412-362-8451) or dongibbon at earthlink dot net with questions.