Forest Land Conservation in the 21st Century: Strategy and Policy

May 1st, 2011 by Kelly

Pinchot Institute for Conservation
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June 7-8 2011
Forest Land Conservation in the 21st Century: Strategy and Policy

Times & Dates:
June 7-8 2011
Coffee at 8:30am
Symposium 9am-5pm

Location:
Yale University
Kroon Hall
135 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut

A Symposium in commemoration of the Weeks Act Centennial and the 2011 international Year of the Forests

Sponsored by:
USDA Forest Service
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studios
Pinchot Institute for Conservation

The Weeks Act
The Weeks Act of 1911 is now recognized as a major breakthrough in American conservation history, resulting in the protection and restoration of more than 25 million acres of degraded forest, and creating many of the eastern National Forests. At this conference, leading conservationists will examine the significance of these accomplishments during the first hundred years of the Weeks Act, highlight innovative collaborative forest conservation initiatives that are achieving broad environmental and economic benefits, and identify opportunities to build on this success in the face of evolving conservation challenges.