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

The talk will be offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall on the UMaine campus.

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

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, he consulted internationally and 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.

Registration is required to attend remotely; to register and receive connection information, visit umaine.edu.


Face coverings are required for all attending Mitchell Center Sustainability Talks. For the latest UMaine health and safety guidance, see umaine.edu/return.

Updates for this event will be posted to the event webpage.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Hallsworth at 207-581-3196 or [email protected].


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