Reed presents findings of recreation and wildlife study to environmental journalists
Hundreds of journalists from across the country took part in day-long tours Thursday, Oct. 10, as part of the 29th annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists hosted by Colorado State University.
The tours included experts from CSU and ran the gamut, exploring the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, National Renewable Energy Lab, Rocky Mountain National Park, farms and a dairy operation, and the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods in north Denver for a discussion on environmental justice.
Some 700 people registered to attend this year’s SEJ conference, according to organizers, making this the organization’s largest national meeting since 2011.
Sarah Reed, a former CSU researcher and executive director of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, presented findings from a study that looked at the effects of recreation on wildlife.
“There’s a lot of doubt [about this issue], but it’s not an intractable problem,” said Reed. “The challenge with this topic is that it’s not one where we can point a finger at somebody else. It will require us all to give us a little bit of time or space.”