Door County Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at Birch Creek, Sept 23

Door County Land Trust Welcomes All to “Saving the Land We Love: Land Conservation and American Values,” a 25th Anniversary Keynote Address by Dr. William Cronon, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. William Cronon

As part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, the Door County Land Trust is pleased to welcome renowned conservationist, historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor, Dr. William Cronon, to deliver a keynote address at the Birch Creek Performance Center in Egg Harbor on Friday, September 23 at 7 pm.

“We’re thrilled to be offering Door County a speaker of this caliber,” states Door County Land Trust executive director, Dan Burke. “The land conservation community is strong in Door County. As embark on our next 25 years of preserving the places we love, Dr. Cronon’s message will help inform our vision. We encourage all who can to join us. This is an event not to be missed.”

Dr. Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-­Madison. He served for more than a decade as a member of the Yale History Department. In 2003, he was named Vilas Research Professor at UW-Madison, the university’s most distinguished chaired professorship.

Cronon has served on the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society since 1995 and on the National Board of the Trust for Public Land since 2003. He is currently President of the American Historical Association. He is the author of numerous award-winning books and was featured prominently in Ken Burns’ recent series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Cronon seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us.

Born September 11, 1954 in New Haven, Connecticut, Cronon received his B.A. (1976) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds an M.A. (1979), M.Phil. (1980), and Ph.D. (1990) from Yale, and a D.Phil. (1981) from Oxford University. Cronon has been a Rhodes Scholar, Danforth Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and MacArthur Fellow; has won prizes for his teaching at both Yale and Wisconsin.

This event is open to the public and is offered at no charge. A dessert and coffee reception will follow the lecture. Reservations are appreciated but not required. To make a reservation, please call 920.746.1359 or email

The Door County Land Trust is celebrating 25 years of preserving Door County’s finest open spaces and wild places. The Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization supported by over 2,000 contributing members. Its mission is to preserve, maintain and enhance lands that contribute significantly to the scenic beauty, open space and ecological integrity of Door County. Since its inception in 1986, the Land Trust has protected nearly 6,000 acres throughout Door County. Nature preserves owned by the Door County Land Trust are open to the public for hiking, hunting, birding, skiing and other low-impact recreational and educational activities. More information on the Door County Land Trust and the Cronon Keynote Address is available at

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