Call for Papers – Symposium on Urban Wildlife, Amherst, MA

The Urban Wildlife Working Group of  The Wildlife Society, together with the  Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Massachusetts, and USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Research Unit, is sponsoring “Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management:  An International Symposium on Urban Wildlife and the Environment”, to be held June 21-24, 2009 in Amherst, MA. 
A major goal of the conference is to [...]

New Electronic Tool for Tree Risk Assessment Now Available

The E-TRAC: Electronic Tree Risk Assessment Calculator, developed by the Forest Service Northeastern Area and the Northern Research Station, is now available for via the web.  This new computerized system for inventory, archiving and priortization of Risk Trees in a community operates on a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), represents a major advancement in risk tree assessment field surveys, and is [...]

SPECIAL UNRI WEBCAST: Previewing the NEURON Conference, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, 11:00 AM (Eastern)

Please plan to join us for a Special UNRI Webcast that features a preview of the upcoming 2009 NEURON (Northeastern Urban Research Organizational Network) Conference that will take place in Boston this February.that will take place in Boston this February. This year’s conference, ”Watershed approaches to urban stream rehabilitation: Practice, Education and Research” will focus on urban community [...]

Upcoming Webcast Features “Pharmaceuticals and Water Quality”, January 21, 2009 – 11:00 AM (Eastern)

“A Threat to Our Water: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products” will introduce the issue of how the use, and improper disposal, of medications and personal care products by the public is presenting a serious threat to the quality and safety of public water supplies across the country. Featuring speakers and scientists from The Lake [...]

Tree Risk Assessment Calculator Webcast Replay Available

The UNRI Informational Webcast,“ETRAC – Electronic Tree Risk Assessment Calculator” as presented by Donna Murphy, US Forest Service Northeastern Area, is now available for online replay, or download, at  The presentation provides a concise overview of this new computerized tool for assessing tree risks in urban settings.  ETRAC software, which operates on a Personal [...]

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