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Chapter 3 explores how Dennis, an aging forest ecologist, conceptualized the work of “passing on” the Date Creek Research Forest to a younger collaborator as the site began to decay. As the meanings of the partial cutting experiment that originally defined the forest diversified, both Dennis and Kristen, his prospective successor, have worked to position their work in Date Creek to highlight the provincial government’s failure to manage its infrastructures along the temporal scales relevant to climate change. Like the Gitxsan house groups whose title claims to the land in question are still waiting to return to Canadian courts, the young woman entrusted with “inheriting” Date Creek is now learning to promote these multigenerational commitments as a new model of technical stewardship.

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