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Char Miller lecture

Miller directs the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and serves as the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, a contributing writer for the Texas Observer, and author of the column Golden Green, on environmental issues in California and the West. Miller also chaired the history department at Trinity University in Texas. 

His talk positioned UM’s forestry college within the larger development of forest and environmental management in the United States, which has evolved over the last century. Miller used historic images to illustrate some of the key moments of transition and addressed some of this century’s new environmental tensions and social challenges.

Miller's most recent books include “Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot,” Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy” and “Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism.”

 Miller’s lecture is one in a series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the College of Forestry and Conservation at UM. The school officially was formed in 1913 by the Montana Legislature after first starting in 1909 as a ranger school to train new Forest Service employees.

Read his Nov. 6 interview with the Missoulian.