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Forest Society Naturalist to Speak at Milford Rotary Club


Society for the Protection of NH Forests Director of Education and Volunteer Services Dave Anderson will speak at the Milford Rotary Club on Wednesday, October 28 at noon.  Anderson will discuss the history of the Forest Society, including early logging in White Mountains and the passage of the Weeks Act, which created the National Parks System. The talk will take place at the Milford Community Center, 5 Union Street, Milford, NH.

Anderson is the Director of Education and Volunteer Services for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, where he has worked for more than 18 years. Anderson is responsible for the design and delivery of conservation education programs including field trips, tours, and presentations to Forest Society members, conservation partners, and the general public.

He is perhaps best known as a working naturalist (he prefers “dirt naturalist”) who guides group field trips on conservation land statewide while teaching about forest ecology, wildlife ecology, forest stewardship, and land conservation initiatives to introduce both life-long residents and visitors alike to protection and management of New Hampshire forests, farms, and open space.

Anderson’s bimonthly column “Forest Journal” appears in the statewide New Hampshire Union Leader’s NH Sunday News in the State and Local section. His quarterly “Nature’s View” columns are long-time regular feature in the Forest Society’s magazine Forest Notes.


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