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MEDIA ADVISORY: Conservation lecture by former Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck

ATTENTION: ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS AND EDITORS

07 November 2001
Contact: Sarah Yang, Media Relations
(510) 643-7741
scy@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


 

WHAT:
"The 10 Big Conservation Issues for a New Century: Where Do We Go From Here?" the Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation by Michael Dombeck, former chief of the USDA Forest Service. The issues he will discuss include urban sprawl, the preservation of this country's remaining old growth forests, and how energy and oil policies impact land management.

 
 

WHEN:
4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13

 
 

WHERE:
Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

 
 

WHO:
Michael Dombeck served as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management for three years before becoming chief of the Forest Service in 1997, making him the only person to have headed up the two largest public land management agencies in the nation. During his four years as chief, Dombeck shifted the agency's priorities towards conservation. He drew controversy in 1998 when the Forest Service announced an 18-month moratorium on new road construction in 58.5 million acres of national forests. Since leaving the Forest Service in March 2001, Dombeck has joined the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, where he is a professor of Global Environmental Management.

 
 

BACKGROUND:
The Horace Albright Lecture in Conservation began in 1959 in honor of a UC Berkeley alumnus who championed the conservation of natural resources and helped establish the National Park Service. This year's lecture is sponsored by the Center for Forestry at the College of Natural Resources, the Environmental Law Program and the Ecology Law Quarterly at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

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