The College of Natural Resources extends an open invitation to anyone interested in the history of the Appalachian region to attend a seminar presenting speaker William Luppold. "The Impact of Markets on the Structure and Composition of the Eastern Hardwood Resource," will be the topic of the talk in Fralin Auditorium Monday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m.

Luppold has been with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service for 22 years and has been a project leader for 19 years. He has conducted extensive research in the wood industry.

Bob Bush, seminar coordinator and professor in the department of wood science and forest products said, "Anyone who is interested in the forest wildlife, or the history of natural resources and the Appalachian region in which we are living should attend this seminar."

There is no cost to attend the seminar. For more information contact Bob Bush at (540) 231-8834 or

Written by Tara Laffey, University Relations intern