Danny Lee Seeks Help to Manage Forest Threats
by Claire Payne
Danny Lee, director of the recently established Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, grew up a couple of hours from Asheville in Sevier County, TN. He has come back East to tackle threats prioritized by the USDA Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth: loss of open space, invasive plants, unmanaged recreation, and fire and fuels, as well as forest pests, disease, pollution, and natural disturbances such as hurricanes. Lee says learning how the Forest Service can best address these and other issues will make for very interesting collaboration with colleagues and partners.
"I like the integrative nature of the work," he says. "The dynamics of bringing people to the table with their separate interests, expertise, and ideas are very challenging." Read more...