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Visioning the Future and Vermont

02/15/06 12:00AM
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The 30th anniversary of the George D. Aiken Lectures explores several key issues facing Vermont in the coming 30 years: the global economy, the landscape, and our health and well being. All events are free and open to the public, but you must reserve a ticket. Register online or call UVM Continuing Education at (800) 639-3210 or 656-2085.

VPR is recording the lectures for broadcast at 6 p.m. on Thursdays following the live lecture. Then at 7 p.m., Switchboard explores the regional impact of the issue presented. Both broadcasts will be archived online and available to download after they have aired.


Dr. Jan Albers is an historian and the author of Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape, which has been a Vermont bestseller and won numerous prizes, including awards from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, the Vermont Book Professionals Association, the Pioneer America Society and the National Arbor Day Foundation. Her best preparation for writing Hands on the Land may have been growing up on a dairy farm. Dr. Albers received her Ph.D. from Yale University, specializing in British and Colonial American history. Dr. Albers has taught at Yale, the University of Sussex in England, and Middlebury and St. Michael's Colleges in Vermont.

Darby Bradley joined the Vermont Land Trust in 1981 and has been its President since 1990. He originally returned to Vermont to become the Assistant Director and Counsel for the Natural Resources Council. Darby's appointments include Chair of the Vermont Environmental Board, member of the Governor's Commission on the Future of Vermont, past Trustee of the Land Trust Alliance, and member of the Governor's Council of Environmental Advisors under Governor Dean. He chaired the Vermont Forest Resources Advisory Council when the State was grappling with issues of clear cutting, herbicides and property taxes. He currently serves on the boards of the Vermont Forum on Sprawl and the Governor's Council of Environmental Advisors under Governor Douglas.

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Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History Vermont Land Trust Aiken Lecture Series Website
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