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Building Community to Address the Threat of Emerald Ash Borer to Northern Forests

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Northeast RISCC Network is excited to host a webinar with Tony D'Amato and Amanda Mahaffey to share their work on “Building community to address the threat of emerald ash borer to northern forests"

Cost: Free 

Registration Required
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the Zoom link and passcode.

Webinar description and speaker bios:
The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) has spread extensively over the past two decades, threatening the cultural and ecological values of ash species across over two-thirds of the US and large portions of Canada. In response to this novel threat, communities of foresters, tribal members, forest health specialists, and scientists have developed in various regions to honor and better understand the cultural and ecological role of ash species in our forests, as well as to develop ecologically-sound adaptation strategies. This webinar will highlight outgrowths of these efforts in the northeastern US and Lake States, particularly in relation to forests with significant black ash and white ash components.

Tony D’Amato is Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, and Director of the Forestry Program and the UVM Research Forests. He holds degrees from University of Maine, University of Oregon, and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, and his research centers on evaluating traditional and experimental silvicultural strategies’ ability to meet increasingly diverse range of forest management objectives on public and private land.

Amanda Mahaffey is Deputy Director of the Forest Stewards Guild, where she develops programs that support the Guild’s mission to practice and promote responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. She is a licensed forester and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Southern Maine.