Center for Rural Partnerships Presents U.S. Forest Service Speaker Dec. 14

October 23rd, 2007 by Adam

On Friday, Dec. 14, Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnerships will be hosting guest speaker Brett Butler from the U.S. Forest Service in Amherst, Mass. Butler’s presentation is “Understanding and Reaching Family Forest Owners,” and will take place at Heritage Commons from 1– 5 p.m. This event is part of a larger lecture series entitled “Reflections on New Hampshire’s Rural Landscape,” sponsored by the Center for Rural Partnerships as a source of information, communication and consideration of New Hampshire’s changing rural landscape.

Thad Guldbrandsen, Director of the Center for Rural Partnerships, believes family forest owners play a key role in maintaining a healthy rural landscape.

“Maintaining a privately-owned forests and agricultural lands in NH is important for a vibrant economy and sustainable environment,” said Guldbrandsen. “Brett Butler’s research answers the critical questions related to maintaining a forested landscape in NH. I hear and read about people citing Butlers’ work often, and we are fortunate to have him visit PSU this year. To say that his work is highly regarded and important is an understatement.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more informatiopn about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or