Explore your public lands with Bill Kight and the High Country Speaker Series
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What: “Sense of Place and Sacred Space on Public Places,” with Bill Kight, part of the High Country Speaker Series.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.
Where: Avon Public Library, 200 Benchmark Road, Avon.
AVON — As the public affairs officer for the White River National Forest, Bill Kight is on the front line when it comes to newsworthy stories, both positive and negative.
His presentation “Sense of Place and Sacred Space on Public Places” at the Avon Public Library on Tuesday, part of the High Country Speaker Series, will encapsulate the story of the White River National Forest with a cast of characters — including all of us who live in, play in and enjoy exploring our public lands.
White River National Forest, established in 1891, spans 2.3 million acres. It is the most visited national forest in the nation, with more than 10 million visitors per year, and it offers a variety of recreation opportunities from highly developed, year-round recreation near resorts to primitive backcountry exploits. Within the White River National Forest boundaries, there are 12 ski resorts, 10 mountain peaks taller than 14,000 feet, eight Wilderness areas, four major reservoirs and 2,500 miles of trails.
ABOUT BILL KIGHT
Kight has spent more than 30 years in service to the public. Currently, he facilitates the Future Forest Roundtable, a collaborative group that includes more than 30 nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, county commissioners and other agencies.
Recognition for his efforts in building partnerships and working with volunteers include the National Government Service Award for the American Cultural Resource Association, Bureau of Land Management Public Service Award, BLM National Volunteer Award, Forest Service Window on the Past National Award for Excellence and the Regional Foresters Legacy Honor Award.