FHS Webinar Series

In keeping with our mission to inform the present by drawing lessons from the past, FHS offers virtual lectures over Zoom and YouTube. In 2022, presenters will explore topics including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the forest products industry, women and conservation education in the U.S. Forest Service, heirs property rights and forestland ownership issues, and the life and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his family. Videos of all presentations are available on the FHS YouTube Channel.

You'll find the FHS virtual lecture series Unprecedented Seasons HERE and the series Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products HERE.

Funding is provided by the Lynn W. Day Endowment.

December 15, 2021 Jamie Lewis - The Legend of Teddy Roosevelt's Ban on Christmas Trees
January 18, 2022 Tim Palmer - "The End of American Hemlocks and Beeches"
The award-winning environmental photographer shares his awe-inspiring photos of these two tree species while explaining how exotic insects and pathogens are decimating them, and discusses the promising work that scientists and managers are undertaking to correct the problems and restore these extraordinary woodlands.
February 14, 2022 “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”
Presenter: Laurence Cotton
April 26, 2022, marks the 200 anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of American landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton as he explores the remarkable life and career of Olmsted—writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery, and creator of some of the most beautiful public and private parks and gardens in all of North America.
March 2022 “Heirs Property Rights and Forestland Management"
Presenters: Mavis Gragg and Sam Cook

Other Presentations

Nontimber Forest Products & Bioeconomy

Experts discuss how the bioeconomy can reduce environmental impacts of economic growth by forest management that promotes sustainable harvests and production of non-timber forest products.

Unprecedented Seasons

Presenters explored the biggest topics of the last couple of years—racial inequality and social justice, social isolation and social distancing, and climate change—through the lens of environmental history, biography, and memoir. The series concluded in December 2021.

Lynn W. Day Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History

This annual lecture features recognized scholars or leaders in natural resources who are shaping our understanding of human history and environmental change.