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Catanzaro, Paul

Extension Assistant Professor

Holdsworth 329
(413) 545-4839
Email: cat@umext.umass.edu


Primary Interests

As extension faculty, my work integrates research and outreach to NIPF owners. The goal of this integrated approach is to learn about NIPF owners in order to better inform their decisions. A main focus of my work is to help landowners decide the future of their land through conservation based estate planning. My outreach methods include peer learning, social networks, and internet based tools. I am also a member of the Family Forest Research Center.

Courses Taught

• Forest Botany

• Forest Ecology

• Forest Measurements

Natural Resources Inventory of Local Lands

Peer Reviewed Publications

Markowski-Lindsay, M., P.F. Catanzaro, D.T. Damery, D.B. Kittredge, B.J. Butler, T. Stevens. Forest-based biomass supply in Massachusetts: How much is there and how much is available. Journal of Environmental Management. In review.

Markowski-Lindsay, M., Stevens, T., D.B. Kittredge, B.J. Butler, P.F. Catanzaro, and B.J. Dickinson. Barriers to Massachusetts forest landowner participation in carbon markets. Ecological Economics. In press.

Van Fleet, T.E., D.B. Kittredge, B.J. Butler, and P.F. Catanzaro. Re-imagining private forest conservation: estimating landowner awareness and their preparedness to act with the conservation awareness index. Journal of Forestry. In press.

Markowski-Lindsay, M., T. Stevens, D.B. Kittredge, B.J. Butler, P.F. Catanzaro, D.T. Damery. Family forest owner preferences for biomass harvesting in Massachusetts. Forest Policy and Economics (2011), doi10.1016/j.forpol.2011.08.001.

Ma, Z., Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P.F. 2011. Challenging the traditional forestry extension model: Insights from the woods forum program in Massachusetts. Small-scale Forestry (7 May 2011), pp.1 -1 14.

Ma, Z., B.J. Butler, D.B. Kittredge, P.F. Catanzaro. 2011. Factors associated with landowner involvement in forest conservation programs in the U.S.: Implications for policy design and outreach. Land Use Policy 20 (2012):53-61.

Butler, B.J., Z. Ma, D.B. Kittredge, and P.F. Catanzaro. 2010. Social versus biophysical availability of wood in the northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27(4): 151-159.

D’Amato, A.W., P.F. Catanzaro, D.T. Damery, D.B. Kittredge, and K.A. Ferrare. 2010. Are family forest owners facing a future in which forest management is not enough? Journal of Forestry. 108: 32-38.

Kittredge, D.B., A. D’Amato, P. F. Catanzaro, J. Fish, and B. J. Butler. 2008. Estimating ownerships and parcels of non-industrial private forest in Massachusetts. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 25: 180-185.

Kittredge, D.B., A. D’Amato, P.F. Catanzaro, J. Fish, and B. Butler. 2008. Estimating ownerships and parcels of non-industrial private forest in Massachusetts. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry.

Barten, P.K., D.T. Damery, P.F. Catanzaro, J. Fish, S. Campbell, A. Fabos, and L. Fish. 2001. Massachusetts Family Forests: Birth of a Landowner Cooperative. Journal of Forestry 99(3):23-30.

Current Outreach Projects

MassWoods: An on-line resource for landowners in Massachusetts

MassKeystone: Important people making the conservation difference

Woods Forum: Facilitated peer learning programs

Estate Planning for Landowners: Helping landowners decide the future of their land

 

Outreach Publications

Catanzaro, P.F., D.B. Kittredge, and M. Markowski-Lindsay. 2011.  Harvesting Biomass From Your Woods:  Make an Informed Decision.  UMass Extension publication.  Amherst, MA.

Catanzaro, P.F., J. Rasku, and W.S. Sweetser. 2010.  Your Land, Your Legacy:  Deciding the Future of Your Land.  UMass Extension publication.  Amherst, MA.

Kittredge, D.B., P.F. Catanzaro, S. Broderick, H. Bergey.  2009. Foresters and the Care of Your Land. UMass Extension publication. Amherst, MA

D’Amato, A.W. and P.F. Catanzaro. 2009. A Forest Manager’s Guide to Restoring Late-Successional Forest Structure. UMass Extension publication.  Amherst, MA.

Catanzaro, P.F. and W.S. Sweetser. 2009.  Your Land, Your Financial Choices: Running the Numbers on Forest Conservation Tools.  UMass Extension publication. Amherst, MA.

Catanzaro, P.F. and W.S. Sweeter.  2008.  Connecting for Conservation:  A Town’s Guide to Land Conservation. UMass Extension publication.  Amherst, MA.

D’Amato, A.W. and P.F. Catanzaro. 2007. Restoring Old-Growth Characteristics.  UMass Extension publication. Amherst, MA.

Catanzaro, P.F. and A.W. D’Amato. 2005. High Grade Harvesting: Understand the Impacts, Know Your Options. UMass Extension publication. Amherst, MA.

Catanzaro, P.F. and W.S. Sweetser. 2005. Your Land, Your Choices.  UMass Extension publication. Amherst, MA.

 

Updated: February 1, 2012