Past Watershed Moments:
UMCES-APPALACHIAN LABORATORY ALUM AND CURRENT HYDROLOGIST WITH THE US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM
Navigating the waters of arid lands
In this upcoming presentation, Stephanie describes her position as a hydrologist for the US. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Southwest Region, where water is scarce and the competition for it is high. Hear about the hardships and challenges of making every drop count and what it takes to sustain habitats for threatened and endangered species in desert lands that have been extensively engineered to support human activities. Furthermore, learn how Stephanie acquired her position at USFWS, as well as other approaches on how to secure a permanent position in the Department of the Interior.
UMCES-APPALACHIAN LABORATORY ALUM AND CURRENT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT ALLEGHENY COLLEGE
Conservation through Collaboration: Using camera traps to form partnerships and inform conservation in the French Creek Watershed
Private land provides critical habitat for many wildlife species which makes landowners and land trust organizations critical partners in conservation efforts. However, there is often little known about wildlife on private lands, because of lack of resources or incentives to conduct reliable surveys. In this presentation, Kelly will share an on-going 2-year project in Northwestern Pennsylvania, in which the Watershed Conservation Research Center used camera traps to collaborate with the French Creek Valley Conservancy, the Foundations for Sustainable Forests, and private landowners in the region to better understand the terrestrial diversity on their lands to help inform future conservation plans and purchases in the French Creek Watershed, the most biologically diverse watershed in the state.
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As the days get warmer, are you planning to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors in western Maryland? If so, you may be concerned about encountering ticks and tick-born diseases. Join us for Where the Ticks Are: Mapping the Location of Pathogen Carrying Ticks on Western Maryland to learn more about ticks in our region. Dr. Rebekah Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology at Frostburg State University, shares the ongoing research she and her students have been conducting on ticks and Lyme disease in western Maryland.
- Ticks must be dead and securely taped to an index card.
- Label the card with the date and approximate location where it was found and enclose it in a sealed plastic bag. Tick samples may be whole, partial or crushed. If a tick is still alive, it should be frozen for 24-plus hours before mailing.
- Mail tick samples to Dr. Rebekah Taylor, Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532.
*** Please do NOT deliver or mail ticks to any other location or facility**
April 2018- Bob Hilderbrand, "Stream Doctor"
November 2017: Lab after hours: what's in your water?
October 2017: Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader, MD Department of Natural Resources, Biology and management of white-tailed deer in Maryland
February 2017: Lynne Cherry, An evening with environmental education, children's author, and filmmaker Lynne Cherry
November 2016: David Bolton, David Brezinski, and Richard Ortt, Maryland Geological Survey, Learning about the ground and water beneath you: research updates on groundwater and geological formations of western Maryland
November 2016: Ricky Arnold, Reflections on a journey to the International Space Station
May 2016: Richard Alley, Powering the future: good news in the greenhouse
April 2016: Natalie Pekney, Air quality impacts from natural gas development as observed in western Maryland
March 2016: Kathy Fallon Lambert and Mark Castro, Air apparent: what you should know about mercury exposure
February 2016: The Seeds of Time
December 2015: A is for art: an upper Potomac report card
November 2015: John Hoogland, Prairie dog companion: discover what these amazing creatures can teach us about ourselves
October 2015: Don Boesch, In deep water: dive deep into the BP oil spill that rocked the Gulf