State of Environment for the Triangle Region of NC


George Hess , in collaboration with Triangle Land Conservancy , is offering a graduate collaborative research course during the Spring 2010 semester. The objective of the course is to create a State of Environment report for the Triangle Region of North Carolina (defined here as Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange, and Wake Counties).

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Final product is at http://triangleenvironment.wikispaces.com/



The report will cover the four public benefits that TLC conserves land to support (MVB2009.11.12b.pdf):
  • wildlife habitat
  • clean water
  • local farms and food
  • connecting people with nature

The report will be modeled to some degree after the Heinz Center's State of The Nation's Ecosystem 2008 http://www.heinzctr.org/ecosystems/ and also be similar to the State of Environment that Orange County (NC) just released http://www.co.orange.nc.us/ercd/2009_SOE_index.asp

This effort is the continuation of work began by a group of 9 graduate students during a Fall 2008 special topics course, Measuring Conservation Success . Their work is leading to significant changes in the way TLC considers and communicates its conservation efforts and will have lasting effect on the Triangle's landscapes.

The course is NR595-001 Lec 26837 ... 3 credits ... Fri 9:10-11:55 and meets in 3214 Jordan Hall at NC State ... start date is Fri 15 Jan, end date Fri 30 April with final presentation on Fri 7 May. || Application form ... SOE2010Application.doc

If you have any questions about the course, please contact George Hess .



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