JHC Partners with NYBG and WLT for Restoration Talks

Restoring the American Landscape – Saturday, April 21, 3 – 5 pm 

Join us on the veranda overlooking the Jay Meadow and learn from two of the foremost environmental educators in the Westchester/New York area about the challenges and opportunities we face in restoring our landscape! Admission is FREE but RSVPs are requested. Please email Barbara Specht at bjsjhc@gmail.com

Jessica A. Schuler, Director of the Thain Family Forest is responsible for the management of the 50 acre, old growth urban Forest including ecological restoration and the development of education and research programs. She teaches about urban forest restoration, invasive species, and native plants. Jessica earned a BS in plant science with distinction in research from Cornell University, is an ISA-certified arborist, and a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner with the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Tate Bushell, Director of Stewardship with the Westchester Land Trust, oversees the management of 7,500 acres of natural lands in Westchester County, NY. This includes overseeing a portfolio of 200 conservation easements, developing and executing ecological stewardship projects, and providing access for passive recreation. Tate holds an MS in Ecology from the University of Vermont’s Field Naturalist Program and a BS in Biology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He got his start teaching environmental education to kids and rehabilitating raptors.