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The Future of Conservation in America

Dr. Gary E. Machlis is University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University, and served as Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service during both terms of the Obama administration. He was the first scientist appointed to this position within the NPS, and advises the director on a range of science policy issues and programs.

Dr. Machlis will both sound the alarm and suggest practical strategies and a new and unified vision to advance conservation in the present and future, as part of the Howard H. Baker Center's Energy and Environment Forum. A short panel dissucssion will follow the lecture. 

The lecture is based on his new book The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water (University of Chicago Press, 2018), written with Jon Jarvis, the eighteenth director of the National Park Service. The book will be available for purchase and signing. 

This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage at no cost by requesting a voucher from the Baker Center staff at the event. Directions to the Baker Center can be found here.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

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Elizabeth Woody

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