Master’s Defense – Fletcher Clark “The Trustees of Reservations: Facilitating the Mission through Forest Management” Room 312 Holdsworth Hall

    To:    Faculty and Students of the Department of Environmental Conservation From:  Matthew Kelty (Committee Chair) RE:  Defense for Fletcher Clark   Fletcher Clark, an MS candidate in Environmental Conservation, will defend his professional paper entitled, "The Trustees of Reservations: Facilitating the Mission through Forest Management" on June 27 at 1:00 pm in Room 312A, Holdsworth Hall.  His exam committee members are Matt Kelty (chair), Paul Catanzaro, and Julie Richburg.  A copy of his professional paper is available in Holdsworth 225.   Courses taken at the University of Massachusetts by Fletcher Clark are:   ECO 601      Research Concepts ECO 691A   Current Research in Environmental Conservation ECO 697G   Analysis of Environmental Data ECO 697S    Analysis of Environmental Data LAB NRC 534      Forest Measurements ECO 697SV  Design/Implementation/Analysis of Surveys NRC 521      Timber Harvesting NRC 592G    Introduction to GIS NRC 597I     Natural Resource Inventory of Natural Lands ECO  698     Practicum NRC 526      Silviculture NRC 597AM Advanced GIS: Habitat modeling ECO 791W    Written Communication Res-Econ 720  Environmental and Resource Economics...
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Former graduate student, Alex Juilius, joins ISA as Educational Development Manager

ISA is pleased to welcome Alex Julius as the Educational Development Manager in the Educational Goods and Services Department. Alex, who attained her Board Certified Master Arborist credential in May, began working at ISA on February 27, 2013, and became immediately immersed in the launch of the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification program. In her new role, she will continue to work on the development and advancement of a variety of educational programs and products for ISA members and credential holders In 2009, Alex graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urbanism with a focus on Landscape Studies. While attending Smith, she interned for the Smith College Botanic Garden and the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, and she credits Dr. Brian Kane of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with teaching her how to climb trees safely. Alex says it was during this time that she became “hooked on trees.” At Smith, Alex was the first student allowed to...
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Dr. Brian Kane has been elected to the ISA Board of Directors

The International Society of Arboriculture Board of Directors is an elected board of 15 Directors. ISA members vote on eight of the Director positions in a general election, and five of the Director positions are filled by an election from within the Council of Component Representatives. The President/Chair of the Board and President/Chair-Elect are each elected for their terms of office from within the Board of Directors by the current Directors. The terms for the following elected positions will begin in August 2013 in conjunction with the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and will end in August 2016. Elected by the ISA Membership: Brian Kane, Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.; ISA New England Chapter; Brian is serving his first, three-year term. ...
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Mass Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit’s Moose Research Highlighted

Courtesy of the Wildlife Management Institute The North American moose (Alces alces) is the largest member of the deer family (Cervidae) and is distributed throughout northern North America. Along the southern edge of their range, moose can be found in the parts of the Pacific Northwest, down the Rocky Mountains, around the upper Great Lakes region, and into New England and New York. Moose habitat covers a wide array of vegetation types and environmental conditions, but two aspects characterize where moose live:  woody plants and cold temperatures. Up to 90 percent of moose diet is comprised of woody browse (twigs, buds, stems), and their large body size, thick coats, and long legs make them especially well adapted to some of the coldest temperatures and deepest snow on the continent.  Moose can be found throughout the boreal forest, mixed broadleaf-conifer forests, delta floodplains, tundra subalpine environments, and stream valley shrub communities.In the northeastern United States, moose were historically found as far south...
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