Connecticut’s Historic Goodwin Forest
Steve Broderick, Forester and Program Director, Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
Saturday, June 22, 10 am to 12 noon
Hampton, CT (directions will be sent to participants)
Advance registration required: $15 ($10 for Museum members)
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
James L. Goodwin was one of America’s first professional foresters. A member of one of Connecticut’s most prominent families, Goodwin attended the Yale School of Forestry. After graduating in 1910, he began to acquire land in Hampton, CT with a goal to “own, develop, and operate my own timber acres according to the best forestry principles." Over the course of his lifetime, he pioneered forest management practices and the property grew to 2,000 acres that included Christmas trees, stands of timber, and apple orchards. In 1964, Goodwin gifted the property to the State of Connecticut to be an educational resource for its citizens.
Join Steve Broderick, Forester and Program Director of the Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, and learn about the remarkable story of the Goodwin Forest and forest management from a historic point of view. The program will begin with a short presentation, followed by a hike exploring one of the oldest continually managed forests in America. This hike may be challenging for some.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. 860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu
David C. Colberg
Program & Public Information Coordinator
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Connecticut Archaeology Center
University of Connecticut
2019 Hillside Road, Unit 1023
Storrs, CT 06269-1023
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