Minuteman Career & Technical High School comes to Weston

Through a partnership with the Land's Sake educational program, a class from Minuteman CTHS traveled to the Weston forest April 13th, 2010 to learn about our Hemlock Woolly Adelgid project. We had the class collect data from two of our long-term measurement plots to experience research that makes pest management more effective.

Our Community

We engage with the western suburban community through Land's Sake and an emerging woodland council partnership.

Land's Sake Community Activities

Assistance with forest management plan

As part of the long-term monitoring project, SEP is inventorying the Weston town forest to help the Conservation Commission and Land's Sake continually update the forest management plan. We are collecting data on species composition and basal area for the majority of Weston's forest resources.

Educational Program

SEP conducts programs with area schools on forest pests and pathogens and hands-on forest measurement. We have students collect real data in the Weston town forest as part of our Hemlock Study. Below are images from our field day in October with Weston High School students.

Perri leads the classMeasuring DBH

Minuteman comes to Weston
Minuteman Career and Technical High School class pauses after collecting Hemlock data

West Suburban Conservation Council

Recently, the Suburban Ecology Project has initiated a woodland council partnership with the help of Sudbury Valley Trustees. This partnership includes town planners, conservation commission members, researchers, land trust practitioners, and state agency representatives to advance land protection and conservation on a regional scale.