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October 23, 2023
The 496-page book presents B.C. findings from 1774 to the present
Jennifer Bonnell was a field assistant in the 1990s to biologist Tom Ethier as both were doing research in B.C. on the Northern Goshawks, a species of hawk that requires old growth conditions.
Little did Bonnell know that this work would lead to a “big book” decades later.
Bonnell worked with Ethier for two summers gathering research and 25 years later they reconnected through a mutual friend. When he was assistant deputy minister of forests, he asked her if she could write a government report that later turned into a book.
Five years later, Bonnell’s book Stewards of Splendor: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia has been officially released.