NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Doug Bruce, stewardship manager of Berkshire Natural Resources Council, speaks on “Managing Protected Areas to Benefit Threatened Species.”

This event, which will take place on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121, is free and open to the public.

Bruce is the stewardship manager for the Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s 9,975 acres of conservation and recreation land. In his eight years at Council, he has been involved with habitat-improvement projects on more than 100 acres, and the creation of public access at seven properties. 

According to Bruce, his professional philosophy balances a working landscape with a functionally natural landscape.

Each spring semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional and national experts. Each series is organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2016 series is a presentation of MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the Department of Environmental Studies at MCLA.

This spring, MCLA’s Green Living Seminars is examining the relationship between people and wildlife, both locally and more broadly.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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