Biologist to discuss regional conservation planning and ecology

Reed Noss, co-author of the award-winning book Saving Nature’s Legacy (Island Press, 1994), will discuss examples of ongoing conservation planning in Florida, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific coast in his talk Conservation at the Ecoregional Scale at Bates Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Noss, co-executive director of the Conservation Biology Institute in Corvallis, Ore., a professor of biology at Oregon State University and science editor for Wild Earth magazine, received the Natural Resources Council’s 1995 publication award for Saving Nature’s Legacy. He also co-authored The Science of Conservation Planning (Island Press, 1997). In 1993, he received a Pew Fellowship in conservation and the environment, and in 1995 he received the Edward T. LaRoe Memorial Award, the highest honor of the Society for Conservation Biology. His 27 years in environmental studies includes work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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