A Broad View of Pennsylvania Forest History: Webinar on 12.13.22
From Sanford Smith
Using an understanding of forests past to inform both our aspirations for and strategies towards tending and growing our forests of the future is critical cultural undertaking during times of unprecedented societal and ecological change. This presentation frames it’s exploration of forest history in Pennsylvania with broad strokes from anthropological and evolutionary historical narratives on both the North American and Eurasian continents preceding the William Penn charter. It attempts to ask questions about a Pennsylvania forest history that might have been; in an effort to envision an improbably desirable but still possible forest of the future.