for 19th Annual Training Conference
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Thursday, May 25 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
The Healthiest Forest: What Science Says about Old-Growth
What is the difference between a forest that has been “managed” and one that has been left alone? Forest owners are frequently told that their forests must be managed to be healthy -– but what exactly is a healthy forest? How can we measure the health of a forest? One way is to measure the board feet of timber that can be cut from it, and another way is to measure the diversity and abundance of organisms that live in it. In this presentation I will share the evidence, contained in my new book Nature’s Temples, which shows that the unmanaged forests are the ecologically most healthy. I will also describe the latest activities of the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization created to ensure that there will always be protected, open-to-the-public, forests across the US.

To download a copy of Joan Maloof's PowerPoint presentation, click on this link to access the Dropbox folder, then click on Download in the upper right corner of that page.

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Joan Maloof

Executive Director, Old-Growth Forest Network
Joan Maloof is a writer, an ecologist and a conservationist with a unique voice in today’s times. She has studied and worked with plants her entire life; her formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science, a master’s degree in Environmental Science, and a Doctorate in Ecology. She is a professor emeritus at Salisbury University where she taught Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies. Dr... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Benjamin Banneker A Room