PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION ON
RECREATION, TOURISM IN ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST REGION
BRADFORD, Pa. — Four professionals who work in tourism and recreation will discuss recreation and tourism in the Allegheny National Forest region during a panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
The panel, “Recreation and Tourism — The Sleeping Giant,” will be held at in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The panel, which is part of the college’s annual Perspectives on the Environment Series and its Social Sciences Symposium, is co-sponsored by the Allegheny Institute of Natural History.
Sitting on the panel will be Gary Kell, manager for the Allegheny National Forest’s Recreation, Wilderness and Wild Scenic River program, Diane DeLarme, owner and operator of the Kinzua-Wolf Run Marina and Docksider’s Café; Linda Devlin, executive
director of the Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau; and Diane Sheeley, executive director of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce.
graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in landscape
architecture and has been employed with the U.S. Forest Service for more than
30 years. Before working in the ANF in recreation management and forest
planning, he was a landscape architect in the
and operated the first bike rental business in
has been executive director of the Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau
since 1999. She served as vice president of the Downtown Bradford Business
District Authority for three years and is currently a board member of the Tuna
Valley Trail Association.. Devlin has also helped
organize several local projects, including the Bradford Farmer’s Market and the
clean up of
been executive director of the Chamber of Commerce since June but had done some
volunteer work prior to her appointment. Previously she worked for
Georgia-Pacific, Owens-Illinois and McCourt Label. She also worked at the
Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau, the YWCA of Bradford,
PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST PANEL ON LOGGING, FARMING, CONSERVATION
The panel, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall. The event is part of the University’s annual Perspectives on the Environment Series and its Social Sciences Symposium, and is co-sponsored by the Allegheny Institute of Natural History.
the panel will be Andy Peck, who works with The Nature Conservancy’s French
Creek Program as a field representative;
Since 2000, Peck has been working with The Nature Conservancy’s French Creek Program. His main responsibility is monitoring the French Creek watershed relative to the implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices. He works with small dairy farmers to implement those practices on their lands. Peck also worked for Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council in DuBois, where he worked with local watershed groups to restore watersheds affected by acid mine drainage.
Belitskus, of Kane, has helped form or sits on the board of many environmental advocacy organizations. He is a board member of the Pennsylvania Environmental Network, is a founding member of PROACT, the McKean County Citizens Against Nuclear Waste, the Dogwood Alliance and Appalachian Voices.
Atwood is owner/operator of Atwood & Son Concrete Forming and is a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship/Converts Program Volunteer. She is also an Initiative Program Recreational volunteer with the U.S. Forest Service and has been a certified snowmobile safety instructor with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for 30 years.
been teaching at
PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST PANEL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
panel, which is free and open to the public, energy professionals will focus on
the local and global approach to renewable energy and what is and isn’t
the panel will be Achim Loewen,
director of the
Loewen, as director of the
Loewen holds master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Dortmund, Germany.
Markee’s activities with Energy Unlimited cover its full product offerings, ranging from the sale of small wind turbine systems to the development of sites for large-scale commercial wind projects. He is also very active with the industry’s premier trade group the American Wind Energy Association, having served as chairman of the Small Wind Turbine Committee.
Markee’s career began as a management trainee for Leasway Transportation Corp., where he later was named vice president of marketing. He also started and managed a new subsidiary for Gelco Corp.
Markee served for more than three years as an officer in
the U. S. Navy after graduating from
Panah has published 56 articles in the fields of geology, environmental science, remote sensing and renewable energy. He has been named a Fullbright Scholar twice and has received three NASA Earth Science Enterprise Grants over five years. He was one of 15 leaders nationwide to be an invited regional leader for a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement program.
He is the co-editor of three books by the Pennsylvania Academy of Science: The Oceans: Physical Chemical Dynamics and Human Impact, published in 1994; Renewable Energy: Trends and Prospects and Science, Technology and National Security, both published in 2002.
earned his doctorate in geology in 1966 from the
is part of the university’s annual Perspectives on the Environment Series and
its Social Sciences Symposium and is co-sponsored by the Allegheny Institute of