SEEKING THE GREATEST GOOD: THE CONSERVATION LEGACY OF GIFFORD PINCHOT

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SEEKING THE GREATEST GOOD: THE CONSERVATION LEGACY OF GIFFORD PINCHOT

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MARCH
21
5:30 PM

Directed by: Kristin Doran

Venue: National Portrait Gallery
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SEEKING THE GREATEST GOOD: THE CONSERVATION LEGACY OF GIFFORD PINCHOT (USA, 2012, 58 min.) 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation 

Renowned American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, called “the father of American conservation,” served as the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. He left a significant mark on the world of conservation through his belief that conservation meant "the greatest good to the greatest number for the longest time.” The ever-increasing value of his philosophy of natural resource conservation through sustainable use is highlighted in this film. In the wake of major wildfires and extensive forest mortality, especially on federal lands, forest stakeholders have come to realize that sustainable forest management is our best hope for conserving forests for a wide array of value — water resource protection, wildlife habitat, biodiversity and climate mitigation, as well as wood and bio-energy. The Pinchot Institute figures prominently in the film. Directed, produced and written by Kristin Doran. Produced by PBS affiliate WVIA.

Opening remarks by Al Sample, President, Pinchot Institute. Introduced by Frédéric Doré, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of France and Tom Tidwell, Chief, US Forest Service.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required. 

National Portrait Gallery

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

Eighth & F Sts., NW 

(Metro: Gallery Place/ Chinatown) 

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