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Jan 23, 2019
Humans have not yet released a genetically engineered plant that is intended to spread and persist in an unmanaged environment. Biotech trees – genetically engineered or gene-edited – offer the possibility of releasing genetically engineered trees into forests to counter threats to forest health and represent a new frontier in biotechnology, writes Fellow Jason Delborne.Read more >
Jan 23, 2019
In her last Cabinet nomination, Gov. Janet Mills announced Friday (January 18 ,2019) afternoon that she has chosen the president of Maine Farmland Trust to head the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Amanda Beal, 46, is the Democratic governor’s pick to lead the department...Read more >
Jan 16, 2019
Switzer funds assisted the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to create a new position for Fellow Nick Jensen as Southern California Conservation Analyst. Nick, a recent PhD graduate in botany from Claremont Graduate University, joined the organization to further his ambition of putting his...Read more >

Upcoming Events

March 9, 2019 (All day)
The Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC
Switzer Fellows from the 2018 cohort and select alumni will convene in Washington, DC for a two-day...Read more >
March 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Agora, 1527 17th Street NW, Washington, DC
DC-area Fellows will join the 2018 Switzer Fellows and Foundation staff for dinner in conjunction...Read more >
March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Palomino Restaurant & Bar, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA
Fellows, Trustees, Switzer family, and friends will gather on Friday night, March 29, 2019, to...Read more >

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