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National author and lecturer discusses soil health and the future of agriculture

In recent years, world renowned academics have been writing increasingly positive books about the environment. From Harvard’s Stephen Pinker and the Hoover Institution Bjorn Lomborg, to contributors and organizations like the Breakthrough Institute, a number of conservation-minded authors and academics are exploring optimistic approaches when describing or advocating conservation ethics and environmental practices. University of Washington Professor of Geology David R Montgomery, PhD, is an award-winning author whose writings highlight the importance of restoring the Earth’s soils.

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Montgomery will present to Colorado Mesa University students and faculty a lecture focusing on the importance of soil to society and our future.

The event is hosted by the CMU Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and is co-hosted by the Grand Junction Geological Society.

“Agriculture is and has always been a significant part of our heritage and economy in western Colorado,” said Professor of Geology Andres Aslan, PhD. “This event is open to the public as well as our nonprofit and government agency partners who all share a desire to sustain soil health.”

CMU is encouraging federal, state and local district and agencies who value the future of soil quality to consider joining the discussion.

Members of the public interested in attending the talk can register by visiting the event webpage.


Written by David Ludlam