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Talk – A Career in Conservation: Frequent retooling required.

February 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine.

  • Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information.
  • In-person attendance: Masks are required for all Mitchell Center talks.

Speaker: Tim Glidden, Former Director, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

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: specialization vs interdisciplinary; confrontation vs collaboration; competition vs partnership. In this talk, Glidden will explore this period through the personal lens of his own direct involvement and the evolving skills and professional growth required.

Tim 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, Glidden consulted internationally, 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. Glidden loves to sail and paddle and looks forward to introducing two grandsons to the joys of the Northwoods and Maine Coast.



February 13, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469


Senator George J. Mitchell Center
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