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As Recognition of Intelligent Forest Systems Grows, So Has Pushback

University of British Columbia Professor of Forest Ecology and bestselling author Suzanne Simard has been at the forefront of research on plant communication and intelligence. Simard is globally renowned for her work on how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles as well as the bestselling […]

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‘An Ancient Library of Solutions:’ The Effort to Save the Mycorrhizal Fungi Vital to Life on Earth

Before plants evolved their own root systems, fungi provided the connection to the soil that enabled plants to move from water onto land. These underground networks remain crucial to plants’ survival, exchanging nutrients, forming relationships with microbes, and funneling billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the soil. They are also vast, with the mycorrhizal […]

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Unraveling the Secrets of Salmon: An Indigenous Exploration of Forest Ecology and Nature’s Intelligence

Teresa Ryan, also known as Smhayetsk, from the Gitlan tribe of the Tsimshian Nation, carries the wisdom of her Ganhada clan and her mother, Loa Ryan. Her career in forestry and conservation sciences intertwines scientific rigor with Indigenous knowledge, creating a bridge between ancestral wisdom and modern ecological understanding. As a lecturer at the University […]

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Navigating the Currents of Change: A Conversation with Indigenous Activist Sammy Gensaw III

Sammy Gensaw III (Yurok) was born and raised as a fisherman along Northern California’s Klamath River. His journey reflects a blend of ancestral wisdom and contemporary activism, all centered around the profound significance of preserving ecosystems and Indigenous traditions. From his earliest days, Sammy was steeped in the ethos of community organizing, a legacy passed […]

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Erica Gies – The Slow Water Movement: How to Thrive in an Age of Drought and Deluge

This widely-traveled independent journalist and National Geographic Explorer drew from her masterful book, Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge, to share both ancient and cutting-edge approaches to and philosophies of water management being implemented in a number of locales around the world that offer far more effective strategies to ensure a healthy, […]