Tim Glidden provides his personal lens of direct involvement

Mitchell Center to host talk on the shifting challenges of conservation work

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    ORONO — The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk entitled “A Career in Conservation: Frequent retooling required!” on Monday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. 

    The work of conservation has changed dramatically in Maine over the past 50 years in response to shifting challenges and opportunities, according to the Center, in a news release. Effective response has required constant balancing and rebalancing appropriate approaches, including specialization versus interdisciplinary; confrontation versus collaboration; and competition versus partnership.

    In this talk, Tim Glidden, former President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will explore this period through the personal lens of his own direct involvement and the evolving skills and professional growth required.

    Glidden has had a long career in Maine land conservation, environmental advocacy and natural resource policy. He has degrees in Environmental Studies from Colby College and Forestry Science from Yale. Since working on the original zoning of Maine’s Unorganized Territory in 1974, Glidden consulted internationally, served as Principal Analyst for Natural Resources at the Maine Legislature, Deputy Director at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Director of the Land for Maine’s Future Program and most recently as the President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust. 

    All talks in the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Talks series are free and are offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall on the UMaine campus in Orono. Registration is required to attend remotely; to register and receive connection information, see the event webpage.

    Please note that face coverings are required for all persons attending Mitchell Center Sustainability Talks. For the latest UMaine health and safety guidance, please see umaine.edu/return.

    Updates for this event will be posted to the event webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196 or hallsworth@maine.edu.

    Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions: The Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine aspires to be a leader and valued partner in understanding and solving problems related to the growing challenge of improving human well-being while protecting the environment. We collaborate with diverse stakeholders and bring together faculty and students from many different fields. By connecting knowledge with action, we seek to create a brighter environmental, social and economic future in and beyond Maine.


    About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution. It attracts students from all 50 states and 86 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,571 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 763 undergraduates. Our students have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers 77 bachelor's degrees and six undergraduate certificates, as well as more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn doctoral or master's degrees, professional master's degrees, and graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 associate and bachelor's degrees, and 14 undergraduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit umaine.edu and machias.edu.


    Event Date: 

    Mon, 02/13/2023 - 3:00pm

    Event Location: 

    107 Norman Smith Hall and via Zoom


    107 Norman Smith Hall
    University of Maine
    Orono, ME 04469
    United States