Conservationist to Discuss Human Influence on Global Climate

Weber State University and the Weber Historical Society will host author and conservationist William deBuys on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center. 

The focus of deBuys’ presentation will be the Anthropocene, or most recent period in the Earth’s history dating back to the 18th century, and changes made to the planet’s natural landscapes in that time.

Long active in environmental matters, deBuys served as the founding chairman of the Valles Caldera Trust, which manages the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico, from 2001 to 2004. He is the author of six books, including the "River of Traps," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1991. The presentation is free to the community.


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Contact:
Sara Dant, associate professor of history
801-626-6699 • sdant@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu