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Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference, with Wendell Berry

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Date: May 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Ford Chapel

Renowned author and environmental activist Wendell Berry will open the second annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference. Conference events are free and open to the public. Sometimes described as a modern-day Thoreau, Berry has authored more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry and is a recipient of the National Humanities Award and the Poet’s Award. His lectures are described as thought-provoking, personal and honest. The Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference will continue on Saturday, May 18 with in-the-field sessions at a site north of Titusville off Route 8. Saturday’s sessions cover a variety of topics that will interest anyone who cares about the health of forested ecosystems, as well as forest landowners and land management professionals. The conference is jointly presented by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, a land trust and sustainable forestry education and advocacy nonprofit, and the Forest Guild, a professional organization of forest stewards, associated natural resource professionals and affiliates. Although conference events are free, pre-registration is requested for the Saturday in-the-field sessions. Conference details and registration information can be found at the foundation’s web page under the Events/Links page tab or by emailing Info@FoundationForSustainableForests.org.