Monday, December 29, 2014

Comprehensive PA Conservation Heritage Bibliography Released

The Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project released an annotated bibliography and supporting documents of Pennsylvania’s conservation history and leaders earlier this month through their Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage website.
The bibliographies provide a comprehensive reference of printed materials directly relating to the Commonwealth's conservation legacy.  The initial biographies include: Maurice Goddard, Joseph Rothrock, Mira Lloyd Dock, Gifford Pinchot and Rachel Carson.
Another section of the website features PA Conservation Heroes: Ralph Abele, John James Audubon, Lucy Bakewell, Alexander Boyd, Ralph Brock, Marion Brooks, Arthur Davis, Samuel Dixon, Rosalie Edge, Frances Morton Froelicher, Ralph Harrison, Joseph Kalbfus, Franklin Kury and J. Horace McFarland.
The annotated bibliographies were funded through a grant from the PA Association of Environmental Professionals. Research was completed by Marcy Larson under the guidance of Professor Brian Black at Penn State Altoona.
The bibliography and supporting documents are part of a larger effort to reconnect Pennsylvanian’s to their rich conservation history.
Pennsylvania’s Conservation Heritage: Telling the Story is a statewide initiative with the mission of documenting and interpreting the commonwealth's rich and diverse conservation and environmental history through oral interviews, a series of documentaries, public programs, and articles.
The work thus far has been supported through the generosity of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Heinz Endowment, the PA Association of Environmental Professionals and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. A diverse array of partners—nonprofits, agencies and individuals—serve as steering committee for the project.
For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage website.
Related Conservation History Links:
Echoes Through Penn’s Woods Documentary/Educator’s Guide

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