Matthew Browning, PhD candidate in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, has been named the new graduate student representative to the Society's Board of Directors. After earning degrees from Oberlin and Yale, Browning's dissertation work at Virginia Tech will focus on the value of nature centers to local communities. Among his previous
Do you go back to the very beginnings of the GWS? If you are a charter member of the Society, and have faithfully kept copies of The George Wright Forum all the way back, perhaps you’ll be willing to help us. We are looking to put together a second complete archival set of issues in addition to the one we maintain here at the GWS office.
In early March, the US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) announced a major change in the implementation of a federal criminal statute that had been interpreted by some agencies as prohibiting federal employees from serving on the boards of outside organizations.
The winners of the 2013 George Wright Society Awards have been selected. "Imagine Excellence," the GWS awards program, recognizes outstanding achievements in four areas, plus the George Melendez Wright Award for Excellence for lifetime accomplishments. The 2013 winners are:
At the 2012 meeting of the Board of Directors, GWS members Burke Grandjean, Patricia Taylor, and Tom Wylie joined the Board for an hour-long discussion of a range of issues. Every year when the Board meets, time is set aside as an Annual Members' Meeting for GWS members to come by, meet the Board, and discuss any topic they want. The Board is always open to communications from membe