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Morrisville State College Professor Named to Statewide Forestry Committee

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Brendan Kelly, of Clinton, N.Y., assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Morrisville State College, has been selected to serve as chair of the Iroquois Chapter of the New York Society of American Foresters’ (NYSAF) Executive Committee.

A graduate of Morrisville State College’s natural resources conservation program, Kelly, a native of Rome, N.Y., has extensive experience in the forestry field. Prior to coming to Morrisville State College, he was a forestry aide/technician and an environmental engineering aide at the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y.

He was also riparian forester and program manager for the former Rome-based New York Rivers United, a non-profit, river conservation organization created to coordinate and promote an effective river management strategy statewide. Additionally, he worked as a woodlands and natural areas manager at the University of New Hampshire and as a forester with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Lowville, N.Y.

In addition to earning an associate degree from Morrisville State College, Kelly has a bachelor degree from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (ESF) and a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire.

A faculty member since 2007, Kelly teaches courses in forestry, and riparian ecology and wetland management. He is also involved extensively in the management of the college’s forests and natural resource areas.

Kelly also serves on the board of the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust and the board of advisors for the Center for Northern Woodlands Education, publishers of Northern Woodlands magazine. He is also a member of the New York State Wetlands Forum.

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. The Iroquois Chapter covers portions of the Tug Hill, Mohawk Valley, Catskill Mountains, and the Susquehanna River Watershed.

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