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Charles “Larry” Harris

Dr. Harris received a bachelor’s in chemistry and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 1972, conducting research and teaching graduate and professional students. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the WVU School of Medicine. Through grassroots efforts in Trout Unlimited (TU), Dr. Harris has been an advocate for environmental protection and wilderness designation to protect cold water fisheries, especially in West Virginia. He has served in leadership roles in the local TU chapter and the TU State Council, and was National Leadership representative from West Virginia. He also served four years as Secretary and then Chairman of the National Leadership Council of Trout Unlimited, a national conservation organization. He served on the Board of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and was Chair of the Board for the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation, formed as a mitigation fund established as a permit condition for the Longview Power Plant (Monongalia County). The Foundation provides grants to support trout habitat restoration and also renewable energy projects in West Virginia. Larry was a member of Morgantown’s Green Team and is an appointed member of the West Virginia Governor’s Public Advisory Council of the Department of Environmental Protection. He is based in Morgantown.

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