DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
PRESS RELEASE

Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 12:05 P.M.

Place: Alabama Power Auditorium, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Topic: “Discovering Alabama Forests”

Speaker: Doug Phillips

Forests play a major role in the story of Alabama’s past, from prehistory through settlement, through modern eras of development and exploitation, and into its promising future. Join us on Thursday, May 17, at 12 noon for the next ArchiTreats: Food for Thought program at the Alabama Department of Archives and History when Dr. Doug Phillips will present “Discovering Alabama Forests.”

Alabama’s forests are wonderfully diverse, with a broad range of tree species across a wide spectrum of land types. In his presentation, Phillips will highlight the history and diversity of Alabama’s forests, discuss present conditions of forestlands in the state, and consider potential changes likely to affect the future of Alabama’s forests. The presentation will include special photography and video footage revealing forest wonders found across the state.

Dr. Doug Phillips
Dr. Doug Phillips

Popularly called “Dr. Doug,” Phillips is known widely for his adventurous travels in Alabama’s wildlands as host of the highly-rated public television program Discovering Alabama, an educational documentary series featuring the natural history and natural wonders of Alabama. In addition to creating and producing this Emmy-honored series, Dr. Phillips has pioneered many other important Alabama initiatives for education and conservation, including the acclaimed model school curriculum Discovering Our Heritage and the nationally recognized model for wildland conservation, the Alabama Forever Wild program. Dr. Phillips holds the position of Coordinator for Environmental Information and Education with the Alabama Museum of Natural History at the University of Alabama. He has authored numerous publications including the national award-winning books Discovering Alabama Wetlands and Discovering Alabama Forests. Dr. Phillips will be available to sign books following the presentation.

This presentation is one in a series of monthly third-Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

For more information call (334) 353-4712.



Updated: April 26, 2007
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Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:debbie.pendleton@archives.alabama.gov