Christy is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine, working on research that aims to develop a more integrated approach to jointly managing Maine’s forests and wildlife habitat. She is also participating in the Enhancing Conservation Science NSF Research Traineeship. From the Philadelphia area, but having spent time in Oregon, Utah, and a nomadic year traveling from California across the southern US and up the east coast to Maine, she is interested in developing effective strategies for advancing conservation and climate resiliency. Along with over ten years of professional experience working in the operations and administrative space for conservation-focused nonprofit and government teams, Christy has a BA in General Science with a concentration in Biology from Rutgers University and an Ecosystem Measurements and Data Analysis graduate certificate from Penn State. She loves getting out into nature to hike and paddle and lives for good food and being a passionate women’s soccer and professional surfing fan.
Manomet has led the Climate Smart Land Network (CSLN) since 2014, aiding forest companies in optimizing the sustainability of forests in a changing climate. Manomet has established itself as a key source of information on climate change for the large commercial forestry sector and is deepening partnerships within the agricultural sector. Manomet’s work in forestry started in northern New England in the early 90s and has since expanded to include 25% of all industrial forestry lands across the CONUS. See the History page for more information.
CSLN engages at the intersection of working lands and conservation to optimize the two and produce equitable outcomes for society and the diverse communities that rely on these natural systems. We balance economic, social, and environmental concerns to produce sustainable outcomes through diverse stakeholders, quality science, and climate-focused solutions.
The CSLN provides Actionable Science to its members, an opportunity for Proactive Management, and a way to Demonstrate Leadership and stay at the forefront of climate smart management approaches, adaptive forestry, and regenerative agriculture. For more information and to contact us, click here.
Does it cost to be a member of the Network?
Yes, there is an annual fee based on the amount of managed lands in your portfolio.
Is there an expectation of sharing proprietary information?
No, you are not expected to do so.
Whom within my company should interact or be the point of contact with CSLN?
Typically management related to policy, forest research, sustainability, and certification engage with CSLN.
How do I become a member of the Network?
Please fill out this form or contact
CSLN Program Manager