Colorado State University Discusses ‘Planetary Restoration: Is There a Road Map for Restoring Sustainable Ecosystems?’

The final panel discussion in this semester’s Managing the Planet series, sponsored by Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5-6:30 p.m., at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St.. The panel is free and open to the public.

The topic will be Planetary Restoration: Is There a Road Map for Restoring Sustainable Ecosystems?

Ecosystems — streams, rivers, inland and coastal wetlands, grasslands, and forests — provide numerous benefits that support human health and well-being. This panel will explore innovative science-based strategies that are socially and culturally acceptable to create, manage, and restore these ecosystems, ensuring that society has access to ecosystem services well into the future.

Panelists will be Mark Paschke from the CSU Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; Chuck Rhoades, US Forest Service; Michael Gooseff, CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Chris Fisher, CSU Department of Anthropology. The panel will be moderated by John Calderazzo, SoGES Scholar and Professor in the CSU Department of English.

For questions regarding the Managing the Planet series or this panel, contact Aleta Rudeen Weller,, (970) 492-4160.

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.