Memorial Presents: Whose Pine Clad Hills? Forest Rights and Access in Newfoundland and Labrador

Time:  7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location:  LC-301, Library and Computing Building, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook
Description: It’s a question that has become more and more pressing with the decline in the province’s pulp and paper industry. In order to move forward with confidence, the issues of private vs. public access and how these impacts on long-term sustainability must be addressed.

Led by Dr. Rainer Baehre, professor of Historical and Social-Cultural Studies at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, this public forum will discuss the historical context of forest property rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, compare forest policies in this province with those from other jurisdictions, and discuss the creation of the Model Forest in western Newfoundland.

The forum will also feature presentations by Dr. Sean Cadigan, professor of history at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University, Dr. Erin Kelly of the Environmental Policy Unit at the Corner Brook campus, and Sean Dolter of the Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador.

These presentations will be followed by a discussion session with the audience.
Sponsor: The Harris Centre