Carnegie Museum Center, Powdermill Get $730K to Research Appalachia

The Richard King Mellon Foundation is investing $730,000 to create a major Appalachian research center--what it hopes will become one of North America's biggest such facilities. The money will go to expand the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems and the Powdermill Nature Reserve located in the Laurel Highlands, in southwestern Pennsylvania. TAF's Jennifer Szweda Jordan interviews John Wenzel, director of the museum's Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems.