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NEXT 'GREEN LIVING' LECTURE AT MCLA TO FOCUS ON RESTORING ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY

03/03/17

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, March 9, with “Restoring Ecological Integrity to Your Land: Management Strategies to Curtail Invasive Plants.” This presentation will be given by Chris Politan of Politan Ecological Services in Turner’s Falls, and Land Stewardship, Inc. (LSI), which specializes in the stewardship of conserved lands in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

All of the lectures in this series are free and open to the public. They take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121.

Polatin is the Massachusetts director for the Society for Ecological Restoration’s New England Chapter and the chair of the Gill Conservation Commission. He works as an ecological restoration practitioner through his companies Polatin Ecological Services and Land Stewardship, Inc., which are dedicated to ecological restoration, conservation planning and natural areas stewardship.

Polatin completed his undergraduate degree and spent the early part of his career in California's Monterey Bay region before moving to New England in 2002 to pursue graduate training in conservation biology.

This Green Living Series will continue on Thursdays through April 20.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving, or contact Dr. Daniel Shustack, D.Shustack@mcla.edu or (413) 662-5301. Podcasts of the seminars will be posted online following each presentation at www.mcla.edu/greenliving.

The 2017 Green Living Seminar series is a presentation of MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/.