Incorporating Land Protection Into Your Graduate or Undergraduate Courses
Thursday, May 21, 2020
ALPINE is pleased to offer a webinar for faculty on teaching land protection at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Paul Catanzaro, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will share a new curriculum module developed for faculty to incorporate land protection concepts into a course curriculum. This hour-long module can be used by faculty in diverse fields for inclusion in their undergraduate and graduate courses. The module lecture follows a land protection deal from start to finish. It includes the following topics: landowners decisions, land prioritization, land protection tools, policy incentives, easement monitoring, and community conservation.
Paul Catanzaro is an Associate Professor and Extension Forester at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He teaches courses at UMASS that include: Land Protection Tools and Techniques, Forest Ecology and Conservation, and Forest Resources Management. He is also co-director of the Family Forest Research Center, a partnership of the US Forest Service and UMass Amherst. Paul’s research is focused on gaining a better understanding of the decisions private landowners make about the future ownership and use of their land. His research-based extension work provides land conservation options to landowners. Paul is the primary author of the Your Land, Your Legacy publication, and supporting resources.