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Archive for July, 2009

New Adjunct Faculty member, Bethany Bradley, has received $1.5 million grant

Posted: July 15th, 2009

Our newest member of NRC, Bethany Bradley, is sure getting off to a fast start! She and 3 collaborators from Northern Arizona University just landed a $1.5 million grant that runs from 2010-2013. The project is Funded by the Department of Defense, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and titled: Integrated spatial models of […]

American Forest Foundation announces 2009 Research Grant recipient for comprehensive study on tax policy and family forests

Posted: July 13th, 2009

In the United States, about 35% of the forestland is owned by 10 million family forest owners. Most of these owners hold relatively small tracts of land; however, their collective management behavior has an enormous impact on the sustainability of the nation’s forests. A variety of policies and programs have been developed to inspire conservation […]

Associate Professor Timothy Randhir and Graduate Student Deborah Shriver, are creating new tool for watershed protection planning

Posted: July 9th, 2009

Article from In the Loop: http://www.umass.edu/loop/talkingpoints/articles/90510.php   A new land-use modeling tool being developed by associate professor of Natural Resources Conservation Timothy Randhir and doctoral candidate Deborah Shriver could help Western Massachusetts communities plan new buildings, streets and other improvements while protecting drinking water quality, loss of biodiversity and damaged wildlife habitat. In recent publications, […]