Yale Forest Forum - Rev. Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Event time: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Marsh Hall Rotunda See map
360 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Talk title: TBD

Reverend Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Rev. Richard Higgins is a writer and editor in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees, published in April by the University of California Press. A former longtime staff writer for The Boston Globe, he is the coauthor of Portfolio Life and the editor of a volume on religion in public life for Harvard University Press. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, Esquire, and Smithsonian and many other publications. Higgins is a graduate of Holy Cross College, Columbia Journalism School, and Harvard Divinity School. 

Prior to being ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2013, Steve worked for 25 years to conserve forests, rivers, and rural communities in New England and New York with the Northern Forest Center, Northern Forest Alliance, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Dartmouth College (1979), a Master’s degree in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (1983), and a Master’s degree in Religion & Environment from Yale Divinity School (2012). He is an Environmental Fellow with the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, was a Bullard Fellow at the Harvard Forest, and was awarded the National Conservation Partnership Award in 2003.