Wisconsin conservation pioneer Harold "Bud" Jordahl was the architect of much of the conservation policy framework that we take for granted today. The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and much more exist due in large part to his efforts. Jordahl was also an inspiring professor of urban and regional planning, cooperative extension and environmental studies who influenced the careers of hundreds of students. The Jordahl Lecture has been established to honor his legacy and continue his work into the future. This annual event will define the latest thinking in public lands acquisition, stewardship and science.
Free Public Lecture
Lands for the Public: America's Best Idea
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mills Concert Hall, Mosse Humanities Building
Book signing at 6:15 outside Mills Hall
Dayton Duncan is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of eleven books and the writer and producer of numerous documentaries directed by filmmaker Ken Burns, including Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Horatio's Drive; The National Parks: America's Best Idea; and The Dust Bowl, which will air on PBS in November.
Duncan was also a consultant on Burns' award-winning series for public television, The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz; consulting producer for The War; and co-writer and consulting producer of The West and Mark Twain.
Previously, Duncan served as chief of staff to New Hampshire's governor, deputy national press secretary for the Mondale presidential campaign, and national press secretary for the Dukakis campaign. President Clinton appointed him chair of the American Heritage Rivers Advisory Committee and Interior Secretary Babbitt appointed him a director of the National Park Foundation. Duncan serves on the board of the Student Conservation Association and the Conservation Lands Foundation.
A native of Iowa, Duncan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. He holds honorary doctorates from Franklin Pierce College, Keene State College, and Drake University. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.
Video provided by Wisconsin Public Television
Event Contact: Steve Pomplun, (608) 263-3063