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2023 Keynote Address
William Finch

Finch, is an award-winning writer, botanist, natural historian, and specialist in landscape interpretation and restoration and has been involved in Alabama conservation for more than 30 years. Through his consulting business, Finch Conservation, Bill is increasingly focusing his skills and efforts on large-scale landscape conservation and restoration efforts, in coordination with the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

Bill was formerly the Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy in Alabama and is the Founding Director for the Paint Rock Forest Research Center. 

Join us in hearing Bill speak to the beauty of biodiversity in the Paint Rock region and past and current efforts of partnership to safeguard this gem. 


The late Ed Wilson PhD, and Bill Finch touring the Paint Rock property

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