Altering the landscape to slow, spread, and sink water | LSS 2021

Judith Schwartz | Takota Coen | Glynnis Hood2021-02-23

This session chronicles how we have the capacity to imprint lasting changes that influence the way water moves on land. We will hear from ecologist and author Glynnis Hood on how beavers are tenacious, resilient ecological engineers who play a vital role in reviving waterways and biodiversity, as well as helping to keep water clean. Takota Coen of Coen Farm in Alberta, will reveal how they brought water back onto the landscape of his farm through earthwork principles. In a dynamic exchange between the ecologist & the farmer, moderated by author Judith D. Schwartz, we will explore how regenerative land management mirrors the natural processes that slow, spread, and sink water.

Duration: 110 min.

Available in: English

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