Friends turned out for the Ned Ames Honorary Reception and Lecture on June 24. This year’s speaker, President Emeritus Dr. Gene E. Likens, spoke about lessons learned from 50 years of research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. A renowned scientist, he has studied the increasing impact of humans on local, national, and global ecological systems. Afterwards, fans waited patiently to obtain a signed copy of Gene’s new book, and to congratulate him on his prodigious achievements.
Preceding the lecture, members of the Aldo Leopold Society enjoyed a “thank you” reception for providing important annual support for the Institute. It was a gorgeous evening, with members lingering on the wooden walkway outside the auditorium to chat with friends, sample local fare, and admire the view of the hemlock forest beyond before finding their reserved seats in the auditorium.
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