BEND, Ore. – Oregon State University ecologist Bill Ripple will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Worthy Brewing Company, 495 N.E. Bellevue Drive.

Ripple’s presentation is titled “What wolves can tell us about the world’s health – how the Yellowstone experiment led to the second warning to humanity.”

Ripple, distinguished professor in the OSU College of Forestry, will talk about his research two decades ago into wolves and aspen trees, his conservation work with large, charismatic animals around the globe, and how he was moved to author an environmental warning that’s been signed by more than 20,000 scientists in 184 countries.

He’ll suggest multiple small- to large-scale changes individuals can make in their lives that can help arrest the planet’s worsening ecological conditions.

For more information, contact Grant Tandy of the presentation’s sponsor, the Worthy Garden Club, at 541-647-6970.

College of Forestry

About the OSU College of Forestry: For a century, the College of Forestry has been a world class center of teaching, learning and research. It offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustaining ecosystems, managing forests and manufacturing wood products; conducts basic and applied research on the nature and use of forests; and operates more than 15,000 acres of college forests.

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