Chinese Delegation Visits Conservancy

Chinese government officials recently visited Oregon, Colorado, California and Washington D.C. to learn more about conservation from The Nature Conservancy.

Ms. Zhang Kejia, Media Relations Specialist with The Nature Conservancy’s China Program, joined China’s forest and natural areas officials and local Conservancy ecologists on a tour of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project in Oregon.

Dr. Kerry Metlen of The Nature Conservancy shows visiting Chinese forestry and natural area officials the dramatic change in forest composition and density in the absence of fire for a century.

Michael Powelson of The Nature Conservancy provides introductions and explains the plan to visit Yosemite’s Glacier Point.

The Nature Conservancy’s Michael Powelson and Ben Roth at Yosemite.

Ranger Dean Shenk uses photos to tell the story of how pioneers discovered that you could make tunnels out of trees since they can lose some of their wood and stay alive. The delegates visited one of the tunnel trees depicted in these photos later that morning.

The Chinese delegation stopped for a photo on their tour of the visitor center at Great Sand Dunes National Park, where the chief conservation officer of the park gave an introduction to management practices implemented at the park.


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