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Value Nature

Value Nature

By The Bateman Foundation
Tales of biodiversity from the West Coast of Canada! The Value Nature podcast explores the connections between nature and culture on Vancouver Island.
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Protecting Old Growth
The Fairy Creek Blockade has garnered international attention as protestors attempt to stop the logging of Old Growth trees on Vancouver Island. We visited the blockade near Port Renfrew to learn more about these ancient trees, their impact on biodiversity in British Columbia, and the community working to protect them. Featuring Dr Rachel Holt, Pamela Leila Rai, Bill Jones, Kansas-Lee, and Forest Defender Jeff. Follow @valuenaturepodcast on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures that illustrate this episode! Please visit the following links to learn more about… B.C’s Old Growth: A Last Stand For Biodiversity Economic Valuation of Old-Growth Forests on Vancouver Island Veridian Ecological Consulting Rainforest Flying Squad Fairy Creek Blockade Back Away recorded at Fairy Creek Kansas-Lee Eden Grove Artist in Residence Program Bill Jones at May 29th Protest The War in the Woods Value Nature profile by Evert Lindquist
44:34
August 07, 2021
Native Plant Restoration
Native plants are vital to the ecosystem: for millennia, plants, pollinators and people have shaped each other’s existence. We visited the W̱SÁNEĆ Ethnobotany Trail to learn more about these plants, their significance to W̱SÁNEĆ culture, and the restoration work being done. Featuring Sarah Jim, Earl Claxton Jr., Judith Lyn Arney and Kaitlin McManus. Follow @valuenaturepodcast on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures that illustrate this episode! Learning Resources: Please visit the following links to learn more about... The W̱SÁNEĆ Ethnobotany Trail & Restoration Project PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Saanich Native Plants Sarah Jim Studio Free Therapeutic Art Sessions
43:19
June 23, 2021
Arbutus
The arbutus tree is an enduring symbol of life on the West Coast. Since time immemorial, they have captivated artists, naturalists and storytellers from all walks of life. We visited Point Ellice House in Victoria to explore their cultural legacy and uncover some important BC history.  Featuring Kelly Black, Perry La Fortune, Cristin La Fortune and Jen Burgess. Follow @valuenaturepodcast on Facebook and Instagram to see pictures that illustrate this episode! Learning Resources: Please visit the following links to learn more about... Point Ellice House SENĆOŦEN Nature Sketch
41:22
May 25, 2021