Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Program Director
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
Brock Dolman is a wildlife biologist and is nationally recognized as a restoration ecologist and renowned innovator in watershed management and Permaculture design. Brock integrates wildlife biology and watershed ecology with education about regenerative & Just design as a Life Literacy Coach towards illuminating what it is to live in partnership with a living, emergent Earth while engendering societal transformation. Brock co-founded the Sowing Circle, LLC Intentional Community & Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) where he continues to reside and act as a co-director of OAEC’s Permaculture/Resilient Community Design Program, Wildlands Program and WATER Institute. He has taught Permaculture and consulted on regenerative project design in 15 countries on 5 continents and widely in the U.S. Brock graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Cruz in Agro-Ecology and Conservation Biology.

In his talk he will explore ideas & examples of “zero waste" Process-based Restoration actions at the nexus of fire, water, soil, carbon & biodiversity. The talk will focus on decades of class 3 drainage restoration experience at OAEC paired with forest health and fuel load mitigation projects through the reutilization of so-called ‘slash’ materials as beneficial biomass resources for degraded upland streams. It will feature details on our experience with the repair of active headcut erosion, re-aggradation of incised drainages, reduction of sediment delivery, sequestration of carbon and amplification of recharge while reducing fire fuel loads & ultimately striving to enhance flows for salmonid recovery in Dutch Bill Creek, and beyond.
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