Weeks Act Lecture Series Flyers

March 2nd, 2010 by CfRP
Here are all of the flyers for the upcoming Weeks Act Lectures!
All of these flyers will open into a larger version if they are clicked on, and all the links for the PDF’s will open in a new window and show the flyer in a full view.
PSU CfRP_WeeksFlyer_Exhibit.ai

Exhibition "Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911"

Protecting the Forests (PDF)

Keeping graduates in NH a challenge

March 1st, 2010 by CfRP
New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH)

Keeping graduates in NH a challenge

March 1, 2010

By GREG KWASNIK

BEDFORD — In recent years, some regions of the country have enjoyed an influx of recent college graduates joining the work force. New Hampshire is not one of those places.

Despite ranking near the top of all states for overall livability, health and safety, about 50 percent of New Hampshire’s college graduates leave the state, according to Stay Work Play NH, an initiative to retain and attract young workers.

Exactly why that happens is a question that a group of young professionals tried to answer last week, during a panel sponsored by the New Hampshire College and University Council.

Chris Williams, a panelist and president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, said the number of young professionals entering the state has remained relatively flat compared with many Southern or Western states.

“Just looking at New Hampshire itself, we were really doing OK — in fact we were even able to see a little increase, or a bump back up in terms of young people,” Williams said. “But when you start to compare New England to the rest of the country, we weren’t doing quite OK.”

Williams, who co-chaired a state task force to recruit and retain young professionals,

Information about parking for Weeks Act Events

February 18th, 2010 by CfRP

The lectures in the Weeks Act Centennial Lecture Series are located in Heritage Commons in Hall Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University.  On the campus map, Heritage Commons is listed in Building #10. It is in Highland Street, across from Lamson Library.

Past Event: 100 Years of Public Land Management | Tom Wagner

February 11th, 2010 by CfRP
100 Years of Public Land Management

100 Years of Public Land Management (Click on image for larger view)

February 18th | Heritage Commons, PSU  4:30 PM | Tom Wagner | “100 Years of Public Land Management”

The setting that led to the need for protecting the forest because of forest fires, what funded fire towers, equipment caches, trails etc. Discussion about forest fires in 1903.

Weeks Act Lecture Series Schedule

February 5th, 2010 by CfRP
This is the schedule for the upcoming Weeks Act Centennial Lectures. (Click on the image for a larger view)

This is the schedule for the upcoming Weeks Act Centennial Lectures. (Click on the image for a larger view)

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Sidore Lecture Series

January 27th, 2010 by CfRP

The theme of “Educating for Global Citizenship” continues with speakers in the Spring focusing on the economy, the environment, and genocide.

Invitation to Weeks Act Lecture and Reception

January 26th, 2010 by CfRP
Postcard

This is an invitation to the Weeks Act Centennial Reception and Lectures (Click on image for larger view)

This is an invitation to the Weeks Act Lectures and Reception. All of the talks that are listed on this postcard are not on the same day.

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Celebrating a Century of the Weeks Act PSU and N.H.’s North Country Reflect on Landmark Conservation Effort – Press Release

January 21st, 2010 by CfRP

Plymouth, N.H. – Plymouth State University is celebrating the 100th birthday of one of the most successful land conservation efforts in U.S. and New Hampshire history. The Weeks Act was signed into law in 1911, after a decade-long debate about the role of the federal government in protecting forestlands. The Weeks Act, named after Massachusetts Congressman John Weeks, allowed the use of federal funding to purchase forest land for conservation. The Weeks Act appropriated $9 million to purchase 6 million acres of land in the eastern United States.

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Past Event: Two centuries of tourism in the White Mountains: A Region Comes Full Circle | Mark Okrant

December 11th, 2009 by CfRP
Two centuries

Two centuries of tourism in the White Mountains: A Region Comes Full Circle (Click on image for larger view)

Past Event: New Hampshire’s Working Forest: From market Revolution to Industrialism | Linda Upham-Bornstein

December 11th, 2009 by CfRP
new hampshires working forests

New Hampshire’s Working Forest: From market Revolution to Industrialism (Clock on image for larger view)

Linda’s presentation examines the working forest as a provider of necessities, and its role as an economic resource in the development of New Hampshire’s industrial economy.  The primary focus is on industrial development from the 1850s to 1929, with specific emphasis on its intersection with tourism, conservation, and other economic issues.

Thursday January 21st | 6:00 pm | Parish hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | Lancaster, NH | New Hampshire’s Working Forest: From market Revolution to Industrialism

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