Climate, Energy & Public Lands: Managing Change From Washington To The West

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:00 pm

Dana 2024

Join the Wyss Scholars in welcoming back SEAS alumni Sarah Tomsky (US Forest Service) and Chase Huntley (The Wilderness Society) as they present their perspectives on working in conservation for an NGO and in the public sector.

As a District Ranger for the Prescott National Forest and the Deputy Vice President for The Wilderness Society’s Energy & Climate Program, respectively, Sarah and Chase will speak to their experience across a broad range of challenges. Ranging from working in partnerships and coalitions to addressing the challenges of climate justice, energy justice, and creating equitable access to public lands, they both have invaluable experience and insight to share. They’ll discuss using innovative thinking and working with non-traditional partners to accomplish goals in protecting public resources despite current political tensions, and address how wilderness is evolving in the face of climate change and the context of the Anthropocene.

This is a great opportunity to engage with real-world practitioners on the pivotal projects we strive to be a part of at Michigan.