Sterling College Faculty Member to Present Report on Ecology and History of Local Lake
May 28, 2013 - Craftsbury Common, Vermont— Farley Anne Brown, Sterling College faculty member in Conservation Ecology, will be presenting a report on Hardwick Lake at the Northern Rivers Land Trust (NRLT) annual meeting. The meeting is on Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy building in Hardwick, Vermont.
The report, "Hardwick Lake—Today and Tomorrow," details the research Brown and Sterling College students undertook over the past year. They conducted a bioassessment of Hardwick Lake, surveying plant, animal, and aquatic life in and around the lake, and assisted in a study ofthe land use history and current status of the lake and Jackson Dam. Additionally, student Alexis Drane '13 was hired to conduct interviews with the community about attitudes toward the lake and lake management.
Brown says of the project, "I'm very proud of our students' work on this project, and the experience has given me a whole new perspective of Hardwick Lake."
The NRLT is dedicated to protecting the natural, scenic, and working landscapes in the headwaters of the Winooksi, Lamoille, and Black Rivers. It represents seven neighboring towns: Albany, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Hardwick, Walden, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
About Sterling College
Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is a leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship and the liberal arts. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Outdoor Education, and Sustainable Agriculture. Sterling College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only seven federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.