HBRF creates a new Advisory Council

On May 10, 2018, the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation convened a Hubbard Brook Roundtable at Pierce Lab to kick off the first cohort of a new Adivsory Council. The HBRF Advisory Council is designed to serve as an ongoing listening post for the scientists, staff, and trustees at Hubbard Brook. 

Goals: The purpose of the Advisory Council is to serve four goals:

  1. To inform the the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation (HBRF) staff and Board of Trustees, as well as interested members of the Hubbard Brook Committee of Scientists and USDA Forest Service, about the key areas of environmental interest and concern among local citizens and stakeholder groups in the northeastern US, and decision-makers at the local, state, and federal levels. This information will directly inform decisions by HBRF staff and trustees related to science communication, public engagement, and education programs. This information will also be helpful for Hubbard Brook scientists for developing outreach plans for research proposals and considering the societal context of their research.
  2. To build public awareness of Hubbard Brook and knowledge about new and ongoing research. The Advisory Council will have opportunities to learn directly from Hubbard Brook scientists and science communicators about current ecosystem research. We hope that members of the Advisory Council will identify new opportunities for communication and engagement between Hubbard Brook science/scientists and public audiences. We also anticipate that members of the Advisory Council will become informal communicators about Hubbard Brook science within their own personal and professional networks.
  3. To provide a mechanism for recruiting new trustees. The Nominating Committee of the HBRF Board of Trustees will look for engaged members of the Advisory Council as potential new trustees.
  4. To advise HBRF staff and Board of Trustees on development opportunities and strategies. The HBRF Executive Director and/or trustees may engage with members of the Advisory Council on an ad hoc basis to seek input on fund development.

Members of the 2018–2020 HBRF Advisory Council include:

Will Abbott
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Susan Arnold
Appalachian Mountain Club

Karen Bennett
UNH Cooperative Extension

Alison Chase
Local resident

Andy Colter
White Mountain National Forest

Joe Short
Northern Forest Center

Larry Hamilton
University of New Hampshire

Chuck Henderson (ex-officio)
Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Joe Hill
Local resident

Clare Mendelsohn
White Mountain National Forest

David Patrick
The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire

Carol Pierce
Laconia, New Hampshire

Michael Snyder
State of Vermont

Elise Tillinghast
Center for Northern Woodlands Education

For more information about the HBRF Advisory Council, please email Sarah Garlick: sgarlick@hubbardbrookfoundation.org.