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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Forest/People with Taylor Parker, PhD
July 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mark your calendars! Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance and our Forestry Program Director, Taylor Parker, PhD, on Tuesday, July 26 at 12 pm and chat about Forest/People.
Dr. Parker will discuss his national and international forest work to help elevate and support ecosystems and communities. He will share lessons learned working in forest communities in South Carolina and Belize, and how he applies that knowledge to the Alliance’s workforce development programs today.
As a conservation social scientist, you will hear about Dr. Parker’s work in various communities to improve their holistic quality of life. You will also learn about our Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program, now funded by CalFire’s Workforce Development Program and the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, as well as efforts to partner with tribes, rural communities, community colleges, formerly incarcerated firefighters and more.
Register here for this informative lunchtime webinar.
Taylor has been working in conservation since 2004, when he began restoring wetlands in Long Beach and throughout southern California. To do this, he built an environmental consultation company with his business partner called Tidal Influence, LLC. After working with coastal habitat protection in southern California, he returned to graduate school to study the human side of conservation. He received his masters and PhD in Conservation Social Science from Clemson University, with a focus on justice within forest communities, forest health, and conservation area management. Taylor has worked on conservation projects with local people and conservation professionals in Chile, Hawaii, the Saguaro, Yellowstone, Iceland, New Zealand, and Belize. As a conservation social scientist and advocate for conservation as part of our larger social justice issues to address, Taylor focuses on improved equity and access in conservation, rights and capacity building for all human and non-human partners, rare and endangered species, and sustainable futures for the communities we all exist within.