Making Sacred Ground: Re-imagining Church and Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene
Reverend Steve Blackmer, Found and Priest, Church of the Woods and Executive Director, Kairos Earth
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.