2015 Conference Key Note Speakers

Dr. Finley is the Joseph E. Ibberson Chair in Forest Resources Management and Director of The Center for Private Forests at Penn State and Professor of Forest Resources at Penn State.

Dr. Alley (PhD 1987 in Geology from Wisconsin) is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at The Pennsylvania State University.

Chuck Fergus has enjoyed writing about nature, wildlife, and the outdoors for his entire professional career. After growing up in State College, he graduated from Penn State’s Writing Option in 1973 and went to work for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He wrote the popular column “Thornapples” in Pennsylvania Game News for 14 years, from 1978 through 1992, and has contributed to the “Crossings” column in that magazine since 2002. He has written for publications ranging from Highlights for Children to Audubon and the New York Times.