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UMFK to host presentation by Rick Morrill of Baxter State Park

January 20, 2012

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Rick Morrill, resource manager of Baxter State Park

The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host environmental speaker, Rick Morrill, resource manager of Baxter State Park on Friday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in Nadeau Hall teleconference room.

The presentation is part of the Environmental Studies Speaker Series on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Morrill will speak on “The Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area: Managing the Current and Future Forest Today.”

Morrill oversees forest management activities in the scientific forest management area, a Forest Stewardship Council -- certified 30,000-acre demonstration forest in the northwest corner of the park.

Morrill earned a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies from Bates College in 2003 and a Master of Forestry from the University of Maine (UMO) in 2009.

Prior work experience includes work in planning, administration, and management at the UMO University Forests, Sterling College in Vermont, and as a forestry consultant.

Morrill currently serves as a member of The Forest Guild board of directors, a national organization of forestry professionals.

The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program. Speakers only are scheduled during the academic year.

For more information on the presentation or the Environmental Studies Speaker Series, contact Dr. Steven Selva at (207) 834-7617 or by e-mail at: sselva@maine.edu