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The Committee for Conservation History mourns the loss of our esteemed member, Kirk P. Rodgers, who passed away on Oct. 13, 2016 at the age of 83. The grandson of Maryland's first State Forester, Fred W. Besley, Kirk was the lynchpin of the 2006 Maryland State Forests and Parks Centennial Celebration. A champion of the forest and the environment on a local, regional, national and international stage, Kirk advocated for sustainable forestry for most of his adult life. Kirk lived his life to the fullest and we are all the poorer for his passing.
The staff at Green Ridge State Forest recently found this photograph in their files. The axe has the name "Kelly Ayers" written on it. Note the cross-cut saws in the background. Department staff believe this picture was taken in 1933 at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Green Ridge State Forest when they were still building the bunk houses and buildings.
The Committee for Maryland Conservation History was originally formed in 2004
to prepare for the Maryland
Forestry & Parks Centennial. Following the success of the Centennial
activities, the Committee was expanded to include additional department units in its
To preserve, promote and interpret the legacy of natural resource
conservation in Maryland for the public’s benefit.
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