Coming up on Friday, October 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room, we are very pleased to host a guest lecture featuring Professor Emeritus William R. Burch from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: “Pulaski, Passion and Participation: Looking to the Past for the Future of Natural Resource Professions.”
SEFS Professor Bernard Bormann arranged for this special visit from Professor Burch, a renowned forest sociologist whose work with community and social forestry has touched communities across the country and world, from the Baltimore Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network to projects in Asia, Europe and South America—as well as an ongoing monitoring and evaluation project on the $26 million restoration of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park system. Burch was an early pioneer in theoretical efforts to integrate ecology and community, and developing a unified ecosystem management approach that fully includes humans as part of the ecosystem. He has also been a leader in researching recreation behavior and ecotourism in wild, preserved and urban places.
We’re excited to welcome Professor Burch to campus, and we hope you’ll join us for his talk!