J. Drew Lanham, PhD, is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry widely. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he works to understand how forest management impacts wildlife and how human beings think about nature. Dr. Lanham is intrigued with how culture and ethnic prisms can bend perceptions of nature and its care. He strongly believes that conservation must be a blending of head and heart; rigorous science and evocative art.