May 3-5, 2013
If a picture is worth a thousand words,
this is all we need to say about Friday night's program.
Breakfast with Steve McKee:
Dr. Joan Maloof:
"Among the Ancients"
Recently featured at Cleveland Museum
of Natural History's Forest Management
Conservation Symposium, Joan has a
surprising take on Old Growth Forests.
You will not want to miss her program on
these historic giants which outlive people
(if only we would let them.)
An old growth forest is much more than
"big trees." It is a unique ecosystem unlike
any other. Joan will explain why we are in
need of these ecosystems, now more than
ever. She has written an entire book on Joan Maloof
the topic, Among the Ancients: Adventures (Photo credit Michael Bowles)
in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests and
Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest.
Joan Maloof studied Plant Science at the University of Delaware, Environmental
Science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Ecology at the University of
Maryland College Park. She has published research articles about pollination biology in
the journals Ecology and The American Journal of Botany (among others). Since 2002
she has expanded her ecological studies into the forest. Her book "Teaching the Trees:
Lessons from the Forest" (University of Georgia Press, 2005) won an Honorable Mention
from the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her second book,
"Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests," was published in
April 2011 by Ruka Press.
Maloof is currently developing a network of forests across the US which
will remain forever unlogged and open to the public, called the Old-
Growth Forest Network. Please visit the webpage: www.oldgrowthforest.
net for more information.
Jim works for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, specializing in non-game
wildlife diversity issues, especially birds. Prior to that, he was a botanist
with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He was inaugural
president of the Ohio Ornithological Society, and served for seven years
as secretary of the Ohio Bird Records Committee. Jim was the 2009
recipient of the Ludlow Griscom award, given annually by the American
ssociation to individuals who have made significant regional contributions to
ornithology. He is author of Birds of Ohio (Lone Pine 2004); The Great Lakes
Nature Guide (Lone Pine 2009); and Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage
(Kent State University Press 2009). The latter won the 2010 Ohioana Book
award. Jim writes a column, Nature, for the Columbus Dispatch, and has
authored or co-authored over 100 scientific and popular articles in a variety of
"Free Friday" program open to the public
'A Celebration of Trees'
photographs, poetry and prose from his
Trees: A Photographic Celebration
His breath-taking photography is the perfect
start to our weekend. Once you have seen
the beauty of trees through Ian's camera,
you'll never be the same.