The Bowenian

Read the latest Bowenian: Bowenian May 2021

  • Forests of Bowen Island
  • Food, Climate and the Agricultural Revolution
  • Bowen Island in the Islands Trust

 Previous Bowenian Editions

    • Bowenian July 2018
      • Community in the Balance
      • Natural Environment Falls Off the Council Agenda
      • Are These the Best Uses for Community Land?
      • An Island Initiative to Expand Crippen Park
      • Bowen Island in the Islands Trust
    • Bowenian May 2016
      • Bowen Island’s land and water: our precious natural asset
      • Public hearing for Cates Hill rezoning
      • Development permit area legislation:
        finding balance in managing steep slopes and environmentally sensitive areas
      • LNG in Howe Sound: what’s going on?
      • Rural character and the value of eco-system services
    • BowenianNovember 2014
      • A Forward Looking Vision for Bowen Island
      • Secrecy and Broken Promises
    • Bowenian July 2014
      • Rezoning Community-Owned Land: Opportunity Lost
      • Problems with Lot 2
      • Crippen Park’s Lagoon and the Fate of the Common Loon

“The hardest nut to crack, of all the difficult nuts of environmental deterioration, is the real human capacity to forget something not now present that was once of considerable importance to our lives, and the obvious inability to miss something we’ve never experienced. And so from generation to generation the environment becomes less interesting, less diversive, with smaller unexpected content, and our immediate surroundings become depopulated of animals and plants and exuberant human life. What you father can hardly remember, you will not miss. What you now take for granted or what is slowly disappearing, your children not having known, cannot lament.”

- Daniel Kovlovsky, An Ecological and Evolutionary Ethic (1974)