Are we loving nature to death? Managing the Planet panel discussion

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) brings to CSU and the community a panel discussion on the impact of outdoor recreation on conservation, community attachment and natural resource-based economic development. This Managing the Planet discussion is free of charge and open to the public; it takes place Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m, at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S Mason St.

The expansion of the outdoor industry necessitates new measures for calculating our nation’s growth domestic product. Our CSU panelists will weigh the environmental costs and benefits of recreation by discussing ways in which smart design and conservation decision making practices can balance negative environmental impacts.

•   Jeni Cross, Department of Sociology
•  Melissa McHale, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
•  Andy Seidl, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
•  Sam Martin, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, associate director for research and development at SoGES, deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, and associate dean of Extension.

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