FA17 Reading the Forest

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Wednesday November 1

11:00 AM  –  2:30 PM

Reading the Forest
Instructor: Tom Hatley
Wednesdays, November 1, 8; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$87 Member / $97 Non-Member
Limit: 12

This class will introduce patterns on the landscape today that reflect the imprint of history and cultures.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Southern Appalachian land histories evident on their favorite hiking spot or backyard. Each session will consist of class time and a short hike on the Arboretum property and nearby. Each student will receive a copy of the book “Forest Forensics” by Tom Wessels which will be the text for this class. Participants should wear shoes and clothing suitable for short hikes. This class fulfills four hours of elective credit for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate.

Tom Hatley has written and taught about the interaction of people and the landscape, particularly in Appalachian landscapes, for 40 years. He holds a master’s degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a doctorate in colonial history from Duke. He served as the Sequoyah Distinguished Professor in Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University from 2002 to 2006. He received the Nature Conservancy’s National Land Stewardship Award in 1983 after working as the state’s first land steward.