Foundation News Archives: January 2014

Jan 31, 2014
Switzer fellow Evan Hansen with Downstream Strategies, in partnership with SkyTruth, is seeking a Switzer fellow to collaborate on a Network Innovation grant proposal. These West Virginia-based organizations hope to study the impact of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining on public health and/or...Read more >
Jan 30, 2014
In 2012, through a Switzer Leadership Grant, I had the opportunity to join the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to help advance work in freshwater conservation and climate change adaptation in the bi-national Lake Champlain Basin. In this region, among the projected climate change...Read more >
Jan 28, 2014
This newest column from H. Bruce Rinker, Ph.D. might at first glance seem very specific to Virginia state politics. The fact that similar bills passed in Tennessee in 2012 and Louisiana in 2008 means it is a larger problem of which we think everyone should be aware. Years ago, while studying...Read more >
Jan 23, 2014
Organizations in California, Washington DC, and Maine were awarded Leadership Grants to work with Fellows on wetlands regulation, methane emissions, and the health impacts of fracking. Read more: Stop the Leaks Campaign Supporting Wetlands Managers The Health Impacts of FrackingRead more >
Jan 20, 2014
On December 11, 2013, we released the report Changes to the Land: Four Scenarios for the Future of the Massachusetts Landscape (link will download report) to an overwhelmingly positive response. It was covered by 60 different print, radio, and TV outlets; including an editorial in the Boston Globe...Read more >
Jan 17, 2014
We are seeking input and participation from Switzer Fellows on a potential project focused on "salamander crossing brigades" as a tool for conservation of migratory amphibian species in the northeastern United States. If you have an interest in citizen science, amphibian conservation, or...Read more >
Jan 17, 2014
From 1996 Switzer Fellow Evan Hansen, whose West Virginia-based firm Downstream Strategies offers environmental consulting services with a core belief in the importance of protecting the environment and linking economic development with natural resource stewardship: Last week's chemical spill...Read more >
Jan 16, 2014
From 2000 Switzer Fellow Jen Osha, who is coordinating an effort to bring bottled water to West Virginia residents whose water supply was contaminated by the chemical leak at Freedom Industries last week: Thanks to the generosity of many people, on Sunday we were able to fill a 20 foot trailer, an...Read more >
Jan 6, 2014
Blogging can offer an opportunity to spread the word about your research more broadly.Read more >

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