Proscribed Floods, Prescribed Fires: The Roles of The Corps of Engineers and The Nature Conservancy. It All Happens Right Here in Pennsylvania!
The Corps is involved in vital aspects of conservation and regulation of our waterways, from flood prevention to control of disposal of wastes from Mountain-Top Removal Mining. Col. Crall is an articulate spokesman for the Corps’ activities and can answer any questions, including those about new regulations about to be promulgated which may break the back of MTR mining.
On the other hand, the Nature Conservancy is doing exciting work at trying to lower the risk of out-of-control forest fires here in the East and to raise the germination rate for oaks, near zero without fire. This is controversial stuff in the forestry profession. Come hear what it’s all about, from Colonel Michael P. Crall, Pittsburgh District Engineer, and Pat McElhenny and Jenny Case of the Nature Conservancy.
7:30-9PM at the Phipps Garden Center, Fifth and Shady Avenues, Squirrel Hill. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and conversation after the program. For more information, contact Donald L. Gibbon (412-362-8451) or dongibbon at earthlink dot net. Keep abreast of monthly meetings and other local Sierra Club activities at the Allegheny Group website.