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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Science and Conservation

Dr. John Hagan established Manomet’s Forest Conservation Program, based in Brunswick, Maine, in 1997. He has led a variety of field studies on forestry and biodiversity in the region and has helped transform how the forestry sector thinks about protecting biodiversity. His early work on birds and forestry showed that clearcuts can be important habitat for many species of conservation concern. He has also shown that modern forest management threatens the persistence of many less charismatic species, such as lichens and mosses that depend on late-successional or old-growth forest. He has worked closely both with timber companies and environmental groups. With a series of grants from the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, he has helped develop a simple, science-based approach to selecting sustainability indicators that include society’s economic, social, and environmental values. Dr. Hagan received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University, an M.S. in Wildlife Management from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology, also from North Carolina State.

 

Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!

Internship, Eagle Eye Institute

Eagle Eye Institute is offering a summer internship opportunity assisting with the organization and implementation of Eagle Eye’s proven Learn About ForestsTM Program and stewardship projects for urban youth from the Somerville, Medford and Boston. The Learn About Forests day includes forest exploration, teambuilding, two instruction periods taught by natural resource professionals, a stewardship project and dinner around a campfire. After the trip, youth participate in an urban stewardship project in their own neighborhood, often of their own choosing.

See the following document for more information and to apply: Eagle Eye Inst. Internship.

Project Director, US Forest Service (Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana)

As a part of a broader and multi-partner conservation effort along the coasts of Ghana, USFS is working with the Government of Ghana and USAID to design and implement a coastal forest landscape conservation project in the six coastal Districts of the Western Region of Ghana.  This Coastal Sustainable Landscapes (SL) project will contribute to moving Ghana into a low greenhouse gas emissions, high carbon sequestration development pathway in the land use sector.  Activities under this program will be strategic and transformative and contribute to the Ghanaian national strategic process that is currently addressing climate change. Learn more.  Please contact Adam Welti with questions. Email: ajwelti@fs.fed.us

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