Carbon Storage, Climate Change, and Species Conservation Efforts by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
This talk will review the carbon budget for the 220,000 acres of MassWildlife lands in the context of climate change mitigation, which requires reduced short-term carbon emissions. Carbon impacts from conservation of rare and declining species will be addressed. Conservation practices on our 21st century landscape will be linked back to land use history across Massachusetts.
John Scanlon is the Habitat Program Supervisor for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (MassWildlife) and is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and administering habitat restoration & management operations designed to benefit rare and declining species across 220,000 acres of state wildlife lands. He also oversees technical assistance to private landowners interested in improving habitat, and works in the MassWildlife Land Acquisition Program. John has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine at Orono, and a master’s degree in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society, a Certified Forester through the Society of American Foresters, and a Massachusetts Licensed Forester.