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This webinar will highlight the forest stand conditions along roadsides that contribute to the tree issues we encounter during high-intensity wind-storm events. It will also explore how traditional arboriculture and silviculture by themselves have not adequately addressed the management issue. A new approach will be introduced that blends the two scopes of practice and can be applied to protect the roadside forests we all love while growing and maintaining them in a healthier way. The webinar will end with a discussion of all the stakeholder groups that must be involved to operationalize the approach across the landscape.
Geospatial Training Program Coordinator
Cary Chadwick joined the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) team in 2006 as a member of the Geospatial Training Program. As a geospatial educator, her role is to contribute to the hands-on technical training classes offered by the program on the use of geographic information systems and global positioning systems. Cary is also actively involved in a number of collaborative research projects that integrate geospatial technologies to better manage and understand natural resource systems.
Cary is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. She also holds a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven.
Aquaculture, Shellfish Management
Tessa Getchis is the Aquaculture Specialist for the Connecticut Sea Grant Extension Program. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide business assistance to the aquaculture industry, and to conduct research, outreach and develop tools for aquaculture site selection. She is also involved in developing and helping farmers implement practices to manage aquaculture production hazards. Tessa is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a B.S. in marine biology. She received her M.S. in fisheries, animal and veterinary science from the University of Rhode Island.