2016 Smith Nature Symposium
Range Mapping-Overlapping Habitat for Birds and People
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Drew Lanham
J. Drew Lanham describes himself as “a man of color in love with the natural world… a writer, birder, hunter, and naturalist wandering on the edge of the Blue Ridge in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina.” He is also the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University, serves on board of directors of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and is a thoughtful and nationally-respected voice on the deep connection between ethnicity, land and conservation. In Range Mapping—Overlapping Habitat for Birds and People, Dr. Lanham will consider the prevalence of critical bird habitat in and around minority communities. His insights make it clear that successful conservation of many bird species, and the land upon which those species depend, requires a more diverse constituency within the environmental community.
2016 Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods Award Recipient: Judith Stockdale