UConn Extension and the Connecticut Institute for Water Resources are teaming up to sponsor the following seminar:
“Linking source water protection and agricultural practices” by Dr. Chi Ho Sham, Vice President and Chief Scientist, Eastern Research Group, Inc.
The seminar will be April 24 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Room YNG 002
The purpose of the presentation is to provide information on the linkages between source water protection and agriculture practices, and the opportunities under the 2018 Farm Bill to support conservation practices to protect drinking water supply sources.
Dr. Chi Ho Sham is a Vice President and the Chief Scientist of Eastern Research Group, Inc. Over the past three decades, he has worked extensively in drinking water protection and water quality analysis. He is currently the chair of the Technical and Educational Council of the American Water Works Association. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of the International Development, Communities, and Environment program and a research fellow of the George Perkin Marsh Institute at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from the University of Regina in Canada and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo. ... See MoreSee Less
From the Yale Myers Forest Quiet Corner Initiative
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Let your voice be heard – click on the link below to provide input on the 2020 Forest Action Plan. This is your opportunity to help shape the health and future of our forests and woodlands across the rural, suburban, and urban landscapes of Connecticut - your input is a critical component of the Forest Action Plan. Forests and woodlands are crucial to the health, well-being, and economy of Connecticut. To keep your forests and woodlands healthy requires well thought out strategies, policies, and plans that should consider input from Connecticut residents like you who care about forests and woodlands for all sorts of reasons. This is not an academic exercise! That is why the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (the state’s oldest nonprofit conservation group) was contracted to work with partners and solicit public input that would help guide the policy, management, and financial decisions of the Connecticut Division of Forestry, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Forest Service over the next 10 years. The plan is also used by Connecticut’s many and varied conservation and working lands organizations as a guide to how their work fits with the overall direction for the future of our forests and woodlands. It all starts with you doing two things right now: 1. Take the Connecticut Forest Action Plan 2020 Survey by clicking on the link below. The survey should take 10 - 15 minutes. 2. Sign up to attend a public roundtable discussion to help shape the strategies and actions to conserve and manage forests in Connecticut. The roundtables will be 2-4 hours long, and will be held on June 11, June 13 and June 25 in different parts of the state. You can register for a roundtable discussion by following the link below and at the end of the survey, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for taking the time to provide your input!