Sell our Public Lands? Biodiversity, Human Welfare, Our Heritage

The Global Biodiversity Center, housed at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University, will host a panel discussion on public lands Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5-6:30pm, at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason.

Should ownership of our public lands stay with you and me, or should they be turned over to the states and private ownership? Experts from CSU and the National Wildlife Federation will discuss these questions and more at this timely debate.

Panelists include:
• Barry Noon, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
• Ken Shockley, Department of Philosophy
• Judith Kohler, National Wildlife Federation
• Courtney Schultz, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

The discussion will be moderated by Joel Berger, Barbara Cox Anthony Chair in Wildlife Conservation in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the Warner College of Natural Resources.

The goal of the Global Biodiversity Center is to link researchers across campus; provide expertise in biodiversity research to other scientists, policymakers, natural resource managers, and conservation practitioners at the state, national, and international levels; and work towards the enhancement of biodiversity through research, policy advancement, and outreach.