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UMFK Environmental Studies Speaker Series guest speaker Ron Lemin

October 24, 2011




The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series welcomes Ronald Lemin, vegetation management sales consultant for Crop Production Services – Timberland Division, on Friday, November 4 at 11 a.m. in Cyr Hall, room 205. Lemin's presentation is entitled, Hardy Kiwi and other Invasive Plants - Identification and Control. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Ronald Lemin, certified forester from Bangor, Maine, is responsible for herbicide sales and support for the industrial, forestry, and aquatic markets in New England (Maine to New York).

Ronald received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Science from Penn State in 1979, and a Master of Science in Forest Biometrics from Virginia Tech in 1981.

He has focused his career working in the natural resource field primarily concentrating on forestry, and terrestrial/aquatic invasive species. The past 15 years, Ronald's focus has been entirely in the area of vegetation management.

He often speaks on invasive species control strategies throughout the Northeast. Ronald is the chair of the Maine Council on Integrated Pest Management and the immediate past chair of the New England Society of American Foresters. He holds pesticide licenses in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Hawaii, is a licensed forester in Maine and New Hampshire, and a Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester.

The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. The 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 Environmental Studies Speaker Series, contact Steve Selva at (207) 834-7617.