The CCEA is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Stan Rowe ‘Home Place’ Graduate Award:

1. Andrew Plowright, Master’s Candidate in the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, for the proposal entitled “Evaluating Human Footprint within Canada’s Biodiversity Hotspots”; and,

2. Jordan Benner, PhD Candidate, Resource Management, Simon Fraser University, for the proposal entitled “Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Landscape Reserve Planning”.

Andrew and Jordan were presented with their respective awards by Ken Morrison, Manager, Planning and Land Administration, B.C. Parks in Vancouver, September 2014. Andrew and Jordan were selected out of a field of 13 applicants from across the country that had a diversity of interests in protected areas planning and management. The selection committee was impressed by the quality of their proposal and its potential application to protected areas management in Canada.

Dr. Stan Rowe was a founding member of the CCEA. Widely known for his book, Forest Regions of Canada, he gained special notoriety for his later writings on ethics and conservation, which demonstrate his intimate insight of ecology and the caring attitude that we need to adopt as environmental stewards. Dr. Rowe’s vision and leadership are a true inspiration for preserving wilderness in Canada. More information on the Stan Rowe Home Place Award can be found here.