Restoration for Resiliance

Restoration for Resilience


World renowned restoration specialist and Cowichan Valley Naturalist member, David Polster will present ideas for restoring ecosystems that will foster resilience in the face of climate change.  Pioneering species that have evolved over millions of years to initiate the process of natural ecosystem recovery can be used for the restoration of sites humans have disturbed.  As these species tend to have broad ecological tolerances, they can build ecosystems that are well adapted to changing climates and the uncertain weather conditions that go with these climates.