Heidi Peltier

Heidi Peltier is a faculty research fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and an assistant research professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.
  • Land conservation supports jobs

    By Heidi Peltier June 4, 2020

    As stay-at-home orders were issued in March and April and social distancing became the norm, people all over the United States discovered or rediscovered local hiking trails, green spaces and the calming power of nature. Parking areas at trailheads near my home in Massachusetts overflowed with cars; those areas where parking lots were closed saw vehicles squeezed all along the road.