“Environmental Legacies: Land-Clearing, Forest Use, and Conservation in Northern New England, 1820-1920″

February 26th, 2011 by Kelly

First Annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture: “Environmental Legacies: Land-Clearing, Forest Use, and Conservation in Northern New England, 1820-1920″ by Dr. Richard W. Judd, Col. James C. McBride Professor of History at the University of Maine. Presented in honor of the Society’s longtime Executive Director, and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the “Weeks Act” (the 1911 Federal law that allowed for lands in the eastern U.S. to be acquired and maintained as national forests), this lecture will be presented by Dr. Richard Judd, an expert in the field of U.S. environmental history, particularly in New England. Dr. Judd received his Ph.D from the University of California Irvine in 1979 and first came to the University of Maine in 1980 as a postdoctoral fellow. He returned to California in 1981 and worked for the next three years as assistant/associate editor for the Journal of Forest History (later merged with Environmental History). Since rejoining the History Department in 1984, he has taught a series of courses concentrating in nineteenth and twentieth century America, including urban history, economic/industrial history, environmental history, and Maine history. At the graduate level, he leads seminars in U.S. history since 1865 and in U.S. environmental history. He also edits the Maine Historical Society‚Äôs quarterly journal, Maine History, and in conjunction with its publication offers a graduate practicum in editing and producing an historical journal. Mason House exhibit hall, 2:00 PM

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