The Legacy of Saskatoon's Secret Forest - Historic Places Days

The Legacy of Saskatoon’s Secret Forest

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Township Rd 362, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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6 November, 2021 | 13:00 cst (utc-6)

Inspiring Environmental Action: Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary

Notable global conservationists come together on the same stage relating how they have taken the dream of Richard St. Barbe Baker into their hearts and souls and moved forward on diverse branches and pathways for conservation locally and globally.

We admire St. Barbe for his vision, and foresight for a green earth as the first Global Conservationist. We cherish St. Barbe for his humanitarian efforts, his passion, enthusiasm, and dedicated devotion to trees and tree planting around the world.

Here is an opportunity to meet Baker’s network of supporters from around the world. Baker planted seeds in the hearts of men. Discover the seedlings who became well-rooted, and took on the responsibility impassioned by Baker to connect with the earth, trees and the global community.  Produced by Aspen Films


This event is now on YouTube, and on Sask Tel Max On Demand Channels 46 and 346


His Worship, Charlie Clark, Mayor of the City of Saskatoon, SK, CA
David Kirton, City Councillor, Saskatoon
Hilary Gough, City Councillor, Saskatoon,
Andrea Lafond, CEO, Meewasin

Traditional Land Treaty Acknowledgements

Kevin Wesaquate Poet, painter, welder, spoken word artist and founder of the Indigenous Poet’s Society. Originally from Piapot First Nation

Special Thanks To:

-Forest History Society, Durham, NC
-West End Local History Society, UK
-University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections


Robert White, Saskatoon
BSA, MES (Env. St.) Recipient of the first Men of the Trees Prize at the University of Saskatchewan

Paul Hanley, Hawaii
Author of the biography Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker; The First Global Conservationist and four other books, and more than 1500 articles on the environment, agriculture, and the future of civilization.

Alan Watson-Featherstone, Scotland
BA Honours Inspirational speaker and the founder of the conservation charity Trees for Life, recipient Schumacher Award, Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award and RSPB Outstanding Contribution Award.

Leona Graham, Scotland
BA/MA Findhorn Community. World Wilderness congresses, and Director CCF/Cheetah Conservation International Conservation Program Director associated with WILD

Vance Martin, Colorado, USA
BA English/forestry wildlife management. President WILD Foundation, co-founder and President of Wilderness Foundation Global (based in South Africa), & Founder Co-chair of the Wilderness Specialist Group (part of the World Commission on Protected Areas, within the International Union for the Conservation of Nature).

Scott Poynton, Switzerland
MSc Forestry. Founded The Forest Trust, through which major global wood supply companies made historic commitments to zero deforestation. Founder and leader of The Pond Foundation, offering a Carbon Zero program aimed at changing how the world acts on climate change.

Dr. Alan Grainger, England
BSc, DPhil. Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Global Environmental Change and Policy, University of Leeds, U.K

Hugh Locke, New York
B.EnvST. President of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance in Haiti and President of the U.S.-based Impact Farming Foundation

David VanVliet, Manitoba, CA
BA, MEDes, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba, CA

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