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Hixon Fellowship Applications Due on March 28, 2016

Five grant awards ranging from $5,000 - $7,000 are available to Yale FES students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects in urban ecology. Awards will be announced on April 1, 2016

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.

Watch now: Science & Management of 21st Century Urban Parks

Nov 13, 2015- 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 convened a conference to explore the future of urban parks. Leading researchers, investors and land managers explored 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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