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Environmental Studies Speaker Series featuring guest speaker from Baxter State Park

February 1, 2017

The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series will host a presentation by Eben Sypitkowski on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in UMFK’s Fox Auditorium.

The presentation titled “Baxter’s Scientific Forest Management Area: Silviculture, Technology and Long-term Ecological Monitoring,” is free and the public is encourage to attend.

"I'll be discussing a bit about the history of Baxter State Park and the Scientific Forest Management Area, how we try to live up to the directives of the donor, and some of the details in terms of how that relates to long-term ecological monitoring, silviculture, and the appropriate use of data and technology," said Sypitkowski.

Eben Sypitkowski joined the park’s administrative team and has managed the park’s 29,587 acre scientific forest management in 2014. This area is located in the northwest corner of Baxter State Park, which has been actively managed since 1978.

Prior to Baxter State Park, he was a conservation easement coordinator for the New England Forestry Foundation.  Sypitkowski has worked as a forest and research technician.  He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Forest Guild. 

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Bates College and a Master of Forestry from the University of Maine at Orono.

The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations are open to the public and cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program. Speakers are only scheduled during the academic year.

For more information on the presentation, contact Jeff Dubis at (207) 834-7543.