Herb Hammond is a forest ecologist and Registered Professional Forester with 40 years of experience in research, industry, teaching and consulting, currently working through Silva Ecosystem Consultants and the Silva Forest Foundation. He is best known for his concept and application of nature-based planning, which he formerly referred to as ecosystem-based conservation planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science in forest management and a Masters of Forestry in forest ecology and silviculture. Herb is the author of the award-winning books Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use and Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth’s Crown. He is currently co-writing book Inviting Nature Home: An Ecosystem-based Approach to Cities, to be published by UBC Press.