Join Northeast Wilderness Trust virtually for a talk with special guests Bob Leverett and Monica Jakuc Leverett; watch from the comfort of your own home and participate in a Q&A discussion.
“Old-growth forest evangelist” Bob Leverett will take us on a virtual tour of treasured trees and forests in New England and New York. We’ll learn about the many values of old-growth forests, from both a scientific and spiritual perspective. Bob’s wife and partner Monica will offer supporting insights. This presentation is a must-see for all of our tree-huggers out there. This event is co-sponsored by Kestrel Land Trust.
Bob Leverett is co-discoverer of most of the known old growth in Massachusetts. Co-author of several books, including the Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast, he has been the central figure in the Ancient Eastern Forests Conference Series. Bob is co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest, and Chair of the Massachusetts DCR Forest Reserves Science Advisory Committee. Educated as an engineer, he is a recognized expert in the discipline of measuring trees for both science and sport. Currently, he is working with climate scientists to help measure carbon sequestration in individual trees, and is devising a carbon analysis tool for NEWT and others.
Monica Jakuc Leverett is a retired professor of music at Smith College, where she taught from 1969-2008. She is a classical music concert pianist. In addition, as Bob’s partner and wife, she has spent the last 18 years exploring forests with him, helping organize his work and events, and editing his writings. She is Clerk/Treasurer of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest.
Bob and Monica have established the Monica and Bob Leverett Forever-Wild Fund at Kestrel Land Trust.
Photo: Eastern White Pine at Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve by Brendan Wiltse.