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John P. Ertz: Perspectives on Our National Parks/Challenges for the Giant Sequoia
April 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Originally from Long Island, NY John is a graduate of the Forestry Program of Oregon State University and has spent over 40 years in the forestry industry working as a forest ranger, firefighter, national parks ranger, certified arborist, and with American Electric Power. He is most comfortable “in the woods” and will bring up-to-date information from a recent month-long trip to some of our national treasures.
BIO: John P. Ertz – Retired natural resources manager with 43 years of experience in forest, wildlife, Christmas tree and utility vegetation management throughout the Mid Atlantic, New England and Pacific Northwest regions. 1975 B.S. Forest Management Oregon State University. Mr. Ertz has worked in both private industry and government service with the National Park Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, American Electric Power and as a private consultant. Licenses and certifications include Maine Licensed Forester #723, VA Certified Pesticide Applicator and Certified Arborist – Utility Specialist. Mr. Ertz resides with his wife Marilyn in Southwest Virginia. His interests are photography, woodcarving and traveling.
All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a donation. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (click for map and directions). Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m., programs are held from 7:15 p.m – 8:30 pm.