“Unprecedented Seasons”
Webinar Series

In keeping with our mission to inform the present by drawing from the past, FHS launched a virtual lecture series Unprecedented Seasons. Presenters are exploring the biggest topics of 2020—racial inequality and social justice, social isolation/distancing, and climate change—often using the lens of environmental history, biography and memoir to do so. Topics have included wilderness and the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry David Thoreau and social justice, the U.S. Forest Service and the civil rights movement era, and the life and career of U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall. Videos of all presentations are available on the FHS YouTube Channel.

Funding is provided by the Lynn W. Day Endowment.

The re-created cabin of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond.
The re-created cabin of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond.

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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 such as food and medicine.


Lynn W. Day Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History

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