Congratulations, Maureen Reed
it has been an enriching experience that Maureen Reed has bestowed advice for the Stewards of the Richard St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Maureen Reed, Professor and Assistant Director, School of Environment and Sustainability, has been honoured with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Altogether, 55 women were chosen for this award from Saskatoon and surrounding area. Susan Carr, general manager of the Prince Albert Model Forest, describes Maureen Reed, “She just has a grace in the way she is able to encourage students and give them very good direction. She is a person people want to work with, and is a magnet for very good people that want to work for the better good.”
Reed is known on the international stage, for her research work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) biosphere reserves, their governance and sustainability. Currently, UNESCO has about 300 biosphere reserves across Europe and North America as part of the Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme.
Reed was chosen for the YWCA lifetime achievement award. In the words of Richard St. Barbe Baker; “Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause. Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward. Bend to the winds of heaven. And learn tranquility.”
For more information:
About the Biosphere Sustainability Project University of Waterloo. 2012.Date accessed May 20, 2016.
Dr Maureen Reed Home Page Date accessed May 20, 2016.
International Centre for Northern Governance and Development Date accessed May 20, 2016.
Larson, Scott. Culture, Science and the Natural World. Bridges. Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Friday May 20, 2016. pages 4-6.
Maureen Reed’s Progres Lab – Practices of Governance, Resilience, Environmental and Social Sustainability University of Saskatchewan. 2016. Date accessed May 20, 2016.
Prof. Maureen Reed To receive Women of Distinction Award for Lifetime Achievement. YWCA. April 15, 2016 Date accessed May 20, 2016.
SENS professor Maureen Reed recognized for resarch impact University of Saskatchewan. 2016. Date accessed May 20, 2016.
For more information:
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)
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What was Richard St. Barbe Baker’s mission, that he imparted to the Watu Wa Miti, the very first forest scouts or forest guides? To protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.
“We stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of a single tree. Tall and graceful it stands, yet robust and sinewy with spreading arms decked with foliage that changes through the seasons, hour by hour, moment by moment as shadows pass or sunshine dapples the leaves. How much more deeply are we moved as we begin to appreciate the combined operations of the assembly of trees we call a forest.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.