Establishing Roots: 6th Annual Symposium


Establishing Roots

Incorporating community values into forest management

Friday, November 9, 2012
Von Canon Rooms, Bryan Center
Duke University

“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” - Aldo Leopold, Forward to a Sand County Almanac

Human communities play a large part in all aspects of forest management. Whether establishing a community forest project or adhering to criteria for third party certification, forest managers are increasingly considering the surrounding community in their management decisions. The 6th Annual Duke Forestry Symposium will provide examples and tangible tools from managers in private, non-profit and government sectors to balance management practices and community values. Please join us for this very exciting day of presentations.

Scheduled presenters include:

Leigh Ann Hammerbacher
Conservation Planner
Triangle Land Conservancy

Mark Meglos, Ph.D.
Extension Forestry Specialist
North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension

Monica McCann
Associate Director
The Conservation Fund, Resourceful Communities

Nancy Stairs
Urban Forestry Program Coordinator
North Carolina Forest Service

Deborah Walker
District Ranger
Uwharrie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service

Sarah Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
North Carolina State University

Rachel Baker
Master of Environmental Management/Master of Forestry Candidate
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University