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Archive for May, 2014

Post Docs, Susannah Lerman and Brad Timm Highlighted in Switzer Foundation Newsletter

Posted: May 30th, 2014

    Susannah Lerman: Connecting Urban Dwellers with Nature Through Their Yards   When you look at your yard, you probably see some grass, a few flowers, maybe a bird or two.  Susannah Lerman, 2010 Fellow and 2011 Leadership Grant recipient, sees a huge opportunity for wildlife habitat with little or no investment. Lerman began […]

Informing Conservation Decisions Through the Inventory of Local Lands Course

Posted: May 13th, 2014

Most of the forests in Massachusetts are privately owned.  The decisions these private landowners make have a significant influence on the public benefits that our forests provide, however, landowners aren’t always sure what types of natural resources are on their land.  This spring semester, the “Natural Resources Inventory of Local Lands” class developed natural resource […]

2013-2014 Student Awards Presented at Picnic

Posted: May 5th, 2014

The 39th Annual Student Awards Picnic was held May 1st where students were recognized for their academic achievements.  Here are some photos from the event:    

Dr. David Damery Instrumental in Bringing $6M in Funding to UMass Amherst to Form New Energy Extension Initiative

Posted: May 5th, 2014

Courtesy: Daily Hampshire Gazette By DEBRA SCHERBAN Thursday, May 1, 2014 AMHERST – Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced a four-year, $6 million grant to form a new UMass Amherst Energy Extension Initiative. It will serve as a resource on renewable and clean energy options for cities and towns, industry, […]