||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Jora Young to Give|
Forum Presentation Oct. 12
MAILED: Sept. 24, 1998|
Jora Young, director of science for The Nature Conservancy's Florida chapter, will discuss a hopeful trend toward community consensus on difficult environmental issues during a Forum presentation Monday, Oct. 12, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Her lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception in the Dulany Inn, Davies Center.
Young is co-author of "The Ecology of Hope: Communities Collaborate for Sustainability" (New Society Publishers, 1996) a book that recounts success stories of nine U.S. communities that have collaborated to reach consensus on plans for achievable sustainability. In her Forum presentation, she will present an inspiring account of how different factions and interest groups are coming to unanimous agreement on difficult local resource issues in forestry, rangeland, watershed and fisheries management.
As director of science for The Nature Conservancy's Florida program, Young oversees the organization's research and science outreach activities throughout the state. She also is the project director for The Disney Wilderness Preserve, an 11,500-acre mitigation project owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Located just south of Orlando at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades system, the preserve is a vast region of marshes, forests, lakes and ranchlands that involves two corporate and six government sponsors.
In addition to restoration and management of diverse wetland and upland communities, and protection of 15 federally listed species, the Disney Wilderness Preserve Project involves the design and development of a new Stewardship Education and Research Center for The Nature Conservancy.
Admission is $7 for the public; $5 for those age 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $3 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center, and will be sold at the door.
Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Forum is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 24, 1998