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Thursday, October 16, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

The Origins and Legacy of the Catskill Forest Preserve

Paul K. Barten, Ph.D., Professor and Honors Program Director, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Catskill Forest Preserve was established in 1885 and protected as “wild forest, forever” with an 1894 amendment to New York’s Constitution. An early success for the fledgling conservation movement, this action opened a new era in which the damage to forest ecosystems by tanbark peelers, “cut and run” loggers, and market hunters could no longer be reconciled with the “the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run” and a thriving tourism industry. Paul Barten’s presentation will conclude with some thoughts on where we appear to be as a nation on the forest preservation—conservation—utilization spectrum in the 21st century.
Fee $10 Register or call 617-384-5277 (Students: email to register for free)

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Pamela Thompson

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