Local & Global
One special night – Two renowned men
October 7, 2009 (Wednesday)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street
Join the Friends of Robinson State Park in welcoming Dr. Frelich and Mr. Leverett for this rare opportunity to hear them speak about forests, locally and globally.
Dr. Lee Frelich
Topic: The Impact of Climate Change on Our Forests,
What We Can Expect and When.
Bio - Lee Frelich is a Research Associate in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota, St Paul and Founder Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Hardwood Ecology. His research experience spans studies of the impact of acid rain on forest growth, paleoecological studies of forest change, tree population dynamics, old-growth forest dynamics and forest disturbance ecology, including the effects of fire, windstorms and grazing.
Lee is also the vice-president of the Eastern Native Tree Society.
Topic: Our Special Forests and What Makes Them Great.
Bio - Robert Leverett is co-founder and president of the Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest in Massachusetts, co-founder and executive director of the Eastern Native Tree Society, Chairperson of the Special Advisory Board of the 500-Year Forest Foundation, and a member of the Forest Steward's Guild. He is recognized for his work in preserving old growth forests and is currently mapping stands in Massachusetts for the Department of Environmental Management. Bob is the co-author of the Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast and
also a co-author on several other books relating to forests and trees. He is co-organizer of the Forest Summit Lecture Series and the conceptualizer of the
Ancient Eastern Forest Conference Series.
Free and open to the public
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