December 01, 2022    
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

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Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Then watch for the meeting link in your email. Disregard the meeting link if you will be attending in person.


Scott Parkhill with Audubon Mid-Atlantic and Ben Larson with the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society will discuss critical forest bird habitat needs and how numerous conservation organizations and agencies are taking collaborative, landscape-scale approaches to successfully address the challenge at scale in Pennsylvania.

Scott Parkhill, Forest Program Manager, Audubon Mid-Atlantic

Scott’s work in Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s forest program seeks to inform and coordinate forest bird habitat management primarily in private forests of the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to Audubon, Scott worked for an array of federal, state, academic, and non-profit organizations at the intersection of wildlife and forest management. Scott earned his master’s degree at Penn State researching wood thrush ecology and forest management, and his bachelor’s from the University of Maine where he researched spruce grouse ecology in northern Maine’s working forest landscape.

Ben Larson, Forest Conservation Director, The Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society

Ben Larson has worked in sustainable forestry to support ecological forest restoration for over 15 years. In 2011 he earned a Masters in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry. He worked for the National Wildlife Federation, managing their Southern forestry and longleaf program, and worked with Environmental Defense Fund, developing sustainable forestry practices for the pellet industry in the SE US. At RGS, Ben is Mid-Atlantic Forest Conservation Director. Ben lives north of Baltimore.

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