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Chief of U.S.D.A. Forest Service to give policy address on forest management issues
 

17 April 2003

ATTENTION: Environment and forestry management reporters

Contact: Sarah Yang
(510) 643-7741 scy@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


WHAT
"National Forest Management: Great Issues and Great Diversions," a major policy address at the University of California, Berkeley, by Dale Bosworth, chief of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. Bosworth will discuss policies on wildfires, logging, invasive species, public land use, new road construction in national forests and habitat fragmentation.

The public talk is being sponsored by UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources as part of the William Main Distinguished Visitor Program and includes a Q & A session at the end.

WHEN
4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22

WHERE
1 Le Conte Hall, UC Berkeley. Le Conte Hall is in the northeast part of campus, just above the Campanile.

WHO
Dale Bosworth, a native of California, became the 15th chief of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service in April 2001. Prior to his current appointment, he held various leadership positions with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, including regional forester for the Northern region and deputy regional forester for the Pacific Southwest region, which is headquartered in San Francisco. He also served as assistant director for land management planning for the northern region and deputy director of forest management in the national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Bosworth is a member of both the Society of American Foresters and the Society for Range Management.

DETAILS
The UC Berkeley William Main seminars provide an opportunity for students to meet leaders from industrial, governmental and other public organizations concerned with forestry and related natural resources for discussions of conservation issues. Guest speakers explore technical and scientific developments relevant to the management, use and conservation of forest resources.