MTU Forestry Symposium to discuss future of Keweenaw land use March 22
HOUGHTON -- This year's annual forestry symposium, "The Future of Land
Use in the Keweenaw Peninsula," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, March 22, in Room G002 of the Noblet forestry building at Michigan
Technological University. The public is welcome to drop in at any time during
the day to learn about aspects of land use in the Keweenaw Peninsula.
will include State Representative Rich Brown (D-Bessemer), Bruce Peterson of the
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Associate Professor of Forestry
Blair Orr, Tina Hall of the Nature Conservancy, Peter Coutu of International
Paper and Katie Alvord, a local expert on conservation easements.
The symposium is hosted by Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry Honor Fraternity.
The schedule of presentations is as follows:
- 8:30 a.m. -- Dr. Blair Orr: "The demographics of the
- 9:00 a.m. -- Bruce Petersen: "The NRCS in the Keweenaw"
- 10:00 a.m. -- Peter Coutu: "International Paper in the
- 11:00 a.m. -- Dr. Blair Orr: "Property Values and Proximity to
the Lake Superior Shoreline Public Access"
- 1:00 p.m. -- Tina Hall: "The Nature Conservancy in the
- 2:00 p.m. -- Katie Alvord: "Conservation Easements, Present and
- 3:00 p.m. -- Rep. Rich Brown: "The Importance of The Democratic
Process in Land Use Issues"
For more information call (906) 487-2454.
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