Tuesday, December 15, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

Event Cost: Free

The subject of forest conservation will be center stage in a webinar focused on Wildlands and Woodlands on December 15 from 4-5:30. The webinar will feature Bob Perschel, Executive Director of the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT) as they share the value and imperative of working together to conserve critical forests in New England and beyond. Jon and Bob will be joined by Kristin DeBoer, Executive Director of Kestrel Land Trust, who will introduce the discussion and speakers, moderate the Q&A, and join the discussion.

While NEFF and NWT address forest conservation in different ways, they both will advance the case that wildland and woodlands landscapes are critically important solutions to preserving a healthy planet for all of its inhabitants.

“We’re very excited to have these conservation leaders join us to discuss how New England can best protect and steward its forests in a balanced fashion as the region sits at the precipice of climate change, biodiversity loss, development, and forest fragmentation,” says David Foster, Board President, Highstead Foundation a sponsor of the event together with The Harvard Forest and the Wildlands & Woodlands, Farmlands & Communities Initiative.

Bob and Jon will discuss their perspectives on their organizations’ efforts and step into each other’s shoes (or hats) to better understand the other’s point of view and the value of an integrated approach to conservation. The result: a more complete picture of forest conservation in the northeast and its one-of-a-kind role in serving the planet and its inhabitants.