by USWGO on 9 Mar 2012
Interview on Agenda 21, connection to ICLEI and the NAFTA Super Highway (Trans-Texas Corridor), Smart Growth, and how it affects local areas.
USWGO Alternative News Head Reporter Brian D. Hill interviews Dr. Michael Coffman around March 8 2012 at 5:26PM.
The Interview was done via webcam via Skype at 10fps. The audio on the interviewers side is a bit hard to hear so it will be overdubbed or enhanced then a enhanced version will be uploaded later on but subtitles were placed with every question the interviewer asked so that people can understand what questions were asked.
Born in 1943, Dr. Michael S. Coffman received his BS in Forestry and MS in Biology at Northern Arizona University at and his Ph.D. in Forest Science at the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1966,1967, and 1970 respectively. Since then he has become a respected scientist and ecologist who was involved in ecosystem research for over twenty years in both academia and industry. He taught courses and conducted research in forest ecology and forest community dynamics for ten years at Michigan Technological University–a leading forestry school in the Midwest. While there, he published a book on forest ecosystem classification in Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, which has become the standard for classification in the region. He also assisted the U.S. Forest Service in developing an Ecological Land Classification System for each of the National Forests in Region-9.