Dr. Char Miller will present the lecture, "Will the U.S. Forest Service Celebrate a Bicentennial?: The Remarkable History of and Future Challenges Facing a Resource Agency" on November 9, 2006, at Duke University. Dr. Miller will examine the central administrative, legal, and political tensions that the U.S. Forest Service has long confronted, and evaluate the key environmental challenges the agency and the nation will face over the next century. This is the 2006 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lecture in Forest and Conservation History lecture.
Char Miller is professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is author of the award-winning biography, Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism, co-author of The Greatest Good: 100 Years of Forestry in America, and editor of American Forests: Nature, Culture, and Politics, among many works. Miller specializes in American environmental, social, and cultural history. He was named a Piper Professor for teaching excellence in 2002. He has the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. A Senior Fellow of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, he serves on the Editorial Boards of Environmental History, Pacific Historical Review, and the Trinity University Press.
The lecture will be held November 9, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. in White Lecture Hall, Duke University East Campus. This lecture is FREE to the public. Parking will be available around the East Campus Quad. A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the East Duke Parlors.
This year's Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History is co-sponsored by the Forest History Society, the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, and Duke University's Department of History.
For more information, contact the Forest History Society at
(919) 682-9319, or visit the website at: http://foresthistory.org/Events/lecture2006.html
Forest History Society
(919) 682-2349 FAX
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