BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 6, 2006 – The national Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) has elected Virginia Tech faculty member Theo Dillaha as its president for the upcoming year. Dillaha is a professor of biological systems engineering and program director of the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP) in the office of International Research, Education, and Development.
As president of the 7,000 member SWCS, Dillaha will work with the SWCS Board of Directors, chapters, and professional staff to be an advocate for conservation professionals and science-based conservation practices, programs, and policy, and will serve the professional development needs of SWCS members.
“Our mission is to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation,” Dillaha explained, “We strive to discover, develop, implement, and constantly improve land management practices that sustain the productive capacity of working lands and enhance ecosystem services upon which all life depends.”
More information on the SWCS is available at the SWCS website.