Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, has been elected to serve as secretary to the 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors.
Warren has served on the board since November 2018 for the national non-profit organization, which works in partnership with private landowners to help ensure their forests are protected in the future. Prospective 500-Year Forests generally contain a minimum of 100 acres and a significant number of trees that are aged 70 years or older, minimal evidence of human disturbance, and indications that the site’s quality will support a trajectory to an old growth forest. Designated 500-year forests are protected by conservation easements that provide these protections for the forest.
In addition to her work on the board for the 500-Year Forest Foundation, Warren partnered with Randolph students on a Summer Research project this year to take inventory of potential 500-year forests in Virginia.
Learn more about the 500-Year Forest Foundation at http://500yearforest.org/.Tags: 500-year Forest Foundation, environmental studies, faculty, Karin Warren