- Invasive species management
As a natural areas steward, I work with the natural areas crew to assist in managing 3,500 acres of natural areas holdings. I lead the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) monitoring and treatment program and am responsible for GIS database management of HWA. My other responsibilities include wildlife nuisance control in our on-campus and off-campus natural areas, with a focus on beaver management; and assisting in the management of invasive plant species with an overarching goal of preserving our native species. I consult with a range of organizations and individuals with an interest in the natural environment and its responsible management, including academic, government, and non-profit organizations, private landowners, arborists, and natural resource specialists.
I hold certifications as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, ISA Certified Arborist, and Game of Logging Level 1-3.