Peter Duinker Engages with ELC

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Peter Duinker is Professor Emeritus at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University. Peter has degrees in agriculture, forest ecology, and forest management. He was a professor of forest management and policy at Lakehead University’s Faculty of Forestry during 1988-1998, and a professor of environmental studies at Dalhousie University during 1998-2019. In his retirement, as Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie he continues doing research and supervising graduate students on both rural and urban forestry. He also runs a small consulting firm –Sylveritas- with his daughter Kate Turner. Peter lives in downtown Halifax with his best friend (and wife) Maggie, and he’s converting his property’s tree canopy from Norway maple to long-lived native species.

On March 16, 2022, the ELC had the opportunity of listening to Peter with an overview of the following topics.

  • The way we think about the future
  • Engagement processes
  • Forest practices
  • Climate change
  • The future of forest management in central N.S.

Peter captivated the ELC for the evening with his knowledge and wide experiences on these topics. Notably, Peter reviewed the successes and failures of forestry engagement in Nova Scotia and explained the reasons for the varied outcomes.

The ELC had the opportunity for many thoughtful questions and Peter took the time to listen and answer the questions expertly.

Peter has promised to come back and we thank him for his time and great effort given to our committee.