HINCKLEY — Learn about the conservation and history of Maine forests at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at L.C. Bates Museum.

Richard W. Judd, history professor at the University of Maine, will present “Forest Conservation in New England: The National Forests and Beyond.” His talk will trace the rise of a conservation movement in the 1890s, the formation of New England’s two national forests, and conservation in the modern “industrial” era of forestry.

The program is open to the public and free.

His books include “A History of New England Landscapes,” “Natural States: The Environmental Imagination in Maine, Oregon, and the Nation,” “Common Lands, Common People: The Origins of Conservation in Northern New England,” “Maine: The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present,” and “Aroostook: A Century of Logging in Northern Maine, 1831-1931.” He is working on an environmental history of New England from glacial retreat to the end of the 20th century.

For more information, call 238-4250 or email [email protected]

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