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2017 INLS Speakers and Presentation Details

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Janet Allen, Ph.D, is president and co-founder of the local Wild Ones chapter Habitat Gardening in Central New York (HGCNY).  Janet has contributed articles to the Wild One’s Journal, Upstate Gardners’ Journal, Woodlands and Prairies Magazine, National Wildlife Federation's Habitats Newsletter, and many more.  

   

2017 INLS Speaking Topic:  Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard
Learn how to provide the basic habitat elements birds need: food, water, cover, and places for them to raise their young. Learn about the vital role of native plants in providing for their needs. Finally, learn how you can provide a safe place for birds in your yard and in the world beyond. Create a bird-friendly yard and enjoy the daily companionship of birds right at home!

Carrie Brown-Lima, is a Senior Extension Associate and the Coordinator of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute, managing the NYISRI's programs and activities and working closely with the NY Invasive Species Council, research scientists, state and federal agencies, and regional stakeholders.
Carrie has 17 years of experience working with natural resource conservation and management.  For the past 11 years, Carrie has been promoting conservation strategies in Brazil and throughout Latin America. 

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Joshua F. Cerra, is an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Cornell University Department of Landscape Architecture in Ithaca, New York. Prior to joining Cornell, Cerra practiced as a designer and an ecologist on projects in the Pacific Northwest and China. His academic and professional work addresses relationships between urban ecosystems, communities and site development processes, and their implications for urban ecological design and climate adaptation. He was the recipient of the Cornell CALS Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and the CELA Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Junior Level Award in 2015.

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Dr. Anthony Eallonardo, is a plant ecologist with seven years of professional experience working on multidisciplinary teams focused on the restoration and remediation of natural and anthropogenic ecosystems. Currently, Dr. Eallonardo is O'Brien & Gere’s Natural Resources and Restoration lead on the Onondaga Lake superfund cleanup program, which is one of the largest programs currently ongoing in the U.S.

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Tara Mitchell , is a landscape architect with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division. Her work includes plant design for a variety of site conditions from wetlands to roundabouts, design review, and planting oversight on MassDOT construction projects. Ms. Mitchell also assists with vegetation management, including invasive plant control, reduced mowing efforts, and the use of native seed to improve the ecological functions of roadside rights-of-ways. She received a MLA from Cornell University.

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Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography, celebrates her 40th year as a documentary filmmaker, working primarily on education and environmental issues. Environmental videos of hers include global warming documentaries for CNN Presents and New York Times Television; Save Rainforests/Save Lives, Freshfarm Markets, Wildlife Without Borders: Connecting People and Nature in the Americas, and America’s Sustainable Garden: United States Botanic Garden.
Catherine is also a certified horticulturist and landscape designer based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

2017 INLS Speaking Topic:  Creating Habitat Heroes Across the Nation

Zimmerman and film crew spent two years traveling the country to create the documentary film:  Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home.  Zimmerman’s film features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss.
This presentation will discuss the success stories and works in progress, that re-awaken and redefine our relationship with Nature. The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.