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Students finish a summer in the YEW

This summer, interns from high schools across New Haven worked in the Yale Experimental Watershed (YEW) to remove invasive species, create a set of signs about tree species found in the YEW, complete a downspout survey, and install water monitoring equipment.

Hixon Fellow Spotlight

Selena Pang's study of the Influence of Plant Community and Media Composition on the Water Budgets of Coastal Rain Gardens provides insight for future stormwater management plans and green infrastructure along the Long Island Sound.

New! Exploring the Science, Design, & Management of 21st Century Parks

November 13, 2015 at Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT- The Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in partnership with the NYC Urban Field Station and 21st Century Parks is convening this conference to explore the future of urban parks given projections of increasing urbanization. Leading researchers, investors and land managers will explore a range of possibilities to meet needs for future populations including how science can guide better design solutions, and the role of private investment in public lands.

Yale Experimental Watershed

The Hixon Center’s goal for the Yale Experimental Watershed is to transform it from an underutilized and overgrown site into one that is highly productive – where academic research can be conducted and community members can learn and explore.

Explore the watershed


Urban Resources Initiative

Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is a not-for-profit university partnership based at the Hixon Center whose mission is to foster community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education and advance the practice of urban forestry. 

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