National Geographic Photographer Delivers 2017 Heath Environmental Lecture

On Monday, January 9, 2017, National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson will deliver the Milton S. Health Environmental Lecture at the annual meeting of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts at Hilton Charlotte University Place at 8:45 a.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for its sister publication, TRAVELER Magazine. Richardson’s work takes him around the world, from the tops of volcanic peaks to below the surface of swamps and wetlands. Richardson has photographed more than 30 stories for National Geographic. He lives in Lindsborg, Kansas, where his work is featured at his gallery, Small World, on Lindsborg’s Main Street.

Previous lecturers have included David Lamm, national soil health and sustainability team leader for the Natural Resources Conservation Center, US Department of Agriculture in Greensboro, North Carolina; Ray Archuleta, conservation agronomist/soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service East at National Technology Service Center in Greensboro; and Greg Fishel, chief meteorologist at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The lecture is named for Milton Health, who was a member of the faculty at the School of Government from 1957 to 2009. He was responsible for drafting most of North Carolina's major environmental legislation through the 1960s and 1970s, including the Water Use Act of 1967, the Environmental Policy Act of 1971, and 1974's State Land Policy Act.