David Harmon

David Harmon, ILD

David Harmon, M.Sc., is co-Principal Investigator on Terralingua’s Index of Linguistic Diversity project. Dave is Executive Director of The George Wright Society (GWS), an association of parks and protected areas professionals. He co-edits the Society’s journal, The George Wright Forum, and helps plan the GWS’s biennial conferences, the largest protected area meetings in North America.  Dave co-founded Terralingua in 1996 and has been active with the organization ever since.  He holds degrees from Grinnell College and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment.  Dave is the author of In Light of Our Differences: How Diversity in Nature and Culture Makes Us Human (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002) and co-edited The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (University of Arizona Press, 2006), The Full Value of Parks: From Economics to the Intangible (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), and Managing Mountain Protected Areas: Challenges and Responses for the 21st Century (Andromeda, 2004), among other books.


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