Rethinking the Value of Forests: From Timber to Water, Education and Health

Acting Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

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Friday, September 30, 2016 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm

The College of Natural Resources welcomed Dr. Heather Tallis, Acting Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, to deliver the 2016 S.J. Hall.

As complex problems like climate change, water scarcity and inequality blur the lines of traditional sectors, we have the chance to change the way we think about and manage forests. Some cities are already embracing forests as part of their water infrastructure, making investments that diversify forest revenues and improve drinking water quality. Emerging research shows even more provocative possibilities for forests, suggesting they may increase test scores, improve health, or even prevent death. Dr. Heather Tallis explores how these new insights might change the way we value and manage forests.

Established in 1969, the S. J. Hall Lecture brings leading observers of the forestry sector to speak to the campus community and the public on topics concerning industrial forestry.

Presented during Homecoming Weekend, this public lecture is an intriguing learning and networking opportunity for Berkeley alumni, parents, students and community members.

For more information on this lecture series, visit our lecture archive.

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