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All meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Room 106, Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon (see below for parking information).

Coffee and cookies are served afterwards, but please bring your own non-disposable cup.

Thursday, 18. October 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Leslie Tuchek:

The Conservation Land Trust: One Man's Dream to Restore Ecological Balance in Argentina and Chile

Leslie Tuchek graduated from the Ecological Education Program at U of S and, since 2003, has led eco-based tours in such places as Churchill (MB), Newfoundland, Cuba and more recently in Argentina. At home in Christopher Lake, Leslie is the Emergency Measures Coordinator for her District and is a volunteer with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. She also enjoys playing with mud.

On her travels in Argentina Leslie has developed an admiration for the unique environmental reformation driven by a man with a vision. Douglas Tompkins (co-founder of 'The North Face' outdoor products and clothing, and 'Esprit' clothing company) left the world of commerce to create a legacy of environmental change and protection. After the purchase and conservation of more than 2 million acres of Chile and Argentina, Tompkins focused on park creation, wildlife recovery, ecological agriculture and activism. This presentation will tell of a rich American striving to create economic prosperity through sustainable land use. This is the inspiring story of Tompkins, his wife Kristine McDivitt- Tompkins and The Tompkins Conservation organization.


Evening Parking on the University of Saskatchewan Campus

Avoid a parking ticket while attending the SNS monthly meetings - consider these parking options on campus:

  • Underground parking is available in the Agriculture Parkade for $1 per 30 minutes (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Evening parking after 6:00 p.m. is $3.00 per exit.

View a map to the Biology Building and the Agriculture Building Parkade

Last updated: 25 September, 2018