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Former Chief of U.S. Forest Service to Speak
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Oct. 28, 2005

Dr. Michael DombeckEAU CLAIRE — Dr. Michael Dombeck, former head of the U.S. Forest Service under President Clinton, will visit the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to give two presentations. Both are free and open to the public.

At 3 p.m., Dombeck will present "Conservation Challenges for the 21st Century," in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall. He will discuss his experiences as chief of the Forest Service and his opinions about current and future conservation challenges facing our nation.

At 4:30 p.m., Dombeck will present "National Security: What's Missing is Securing the Long-term Health of the Land," in Hibbard Hall, Room 100. He will once again speak about his experiences as chief of the Forest Service and about the important role natural resources play in national security.

A highly respected contemporary conservationist, Dombeck spent 25 years managing federal lands and natural resources. He is most noted for his efforts on behalf of watershed health and restoration, sustainable forest ecosystem management, sound forest roads and roadless area protection. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Executive Award, Presidential Rank; the Audobon Medal; and the Lady Bird Johnson Conservation Award.

Dombeck now serves as global environmental management pioneer professor, GEM Education Center at the College of Natural Resources, UW-Stevens Point, and UW System Fellow of Global Conservation. He has authored, co-authored and edited more than 200 popular and scholarly publications and lectures nationally and internationally on environmental concerns and natural resource management.

Dombeck's visit is sponsored by the University Recreation Outdoor Program, the department of geography and anthropology and the Geography Club.

For more information, contact Lisa Theo, assistant professor of geography and anthropology, at (715) 836-2316 or theolj@uwec.edu.

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