Dr. Patricia Nelson Limerick will give a lecture entitled “The Fight for the Forefathers: Who Owns Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold?” on Wednesday, November 9th at 4:30pm. Dr. Limerick will examine how various interest groups “invoke” Roosevelt and Leopold and the subsequent patterns of change and continuity in the guiding principles of conservation. The talk will conclude with an examination of the nation’s ongoing, vastly consequential experiment, testing the compatibility of democracy with conservation. The lecture is FREE to the public. A reception is to follow. This lecture is approved for one hour of Category 1 Continuing Forestry Education credits by the Society of American Foresters.
Dr. Limerick is Professor of History, University of Colorado, and Director of the Center for the American West. Her publications include _Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West_ (2000) and the influential _The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West_ (1987).
The lecture will be held at Love Auditorium, LSRC Building, on Duke University’s West campus. Parking is available in the parking deck on Science Drive for $2. For a map of the area go to: http://www.learnmore.duke.edu/images/maps/westmap.htm.
For more information on the lecture and the reception, please contact the Forest History Society at 919-682-9319 or visit www.ForestHistory.org.
This year’s Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History is co-sponsored by the Forest History Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of forest and conservation history, the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, and Duke University’s Department of History.
Forest History Society
Durham, North Carolina
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