Wade Davis: The Sacred Headwaters

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The Brew Creek Centre south of Whistler was an apt location for Wade Davis’s sold-out talk on the Sacred Headwaters on Wednesday (May 9). With fresh spring flowers growing on scenic pathways and water flowing through the old-growth forest, the local landscape is not unlike the one Davis hopes to protect — a place full of meaning because of the people and the culture that fill it. Davis, a Canadian anthropologist and ethnobotanist who holds the role of “Explorer-in-Residence” at the National Geographic Society, has travelled to exotic, far-off places like Borneo, Haiti and Nepal. But more than 130 people have come to hear him talk about his own home and their backyard — British Columbia.

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