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Morgan Grove

Research Forester
Suite 350, 5523 Research Park Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21228
Phone: 802-238-4328

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National Research Highlights

1. A street of vacant and abandoned rowhomes in Baltimore.
2.  Inside a deconstructed rowhome; wood and brick salvaged from homes can be reused rather than landfilled.  Deconstruction create substantial economic benefits, including 6-8 times as many jobs as demolition.
3. The Forest Service facilitates restoration of land after rowhomes have been removed.  Forest Service social-ecological research looks at the watershed, community development, and human health benefits of urban restoration.

Catalyzing an urban wood and restoration economy in Baltimore

Year: 2017

The Weeks Act of 1911 enabled the newly established U.S. Forest Service to restore land and watersheds. One hundred and six years later, agency work continues in both familiar and new landscapes. In urban areas, where land reclamation and restoration enables holistic change, Forest Service scientists and their partners are helping transform vacant and abandoned lots, neglected neighborhoods, overlooked communities, and polluted watersheds into places where residents want to live, work, and play.

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Program

Year: 2010

Despite millions of dollars spent each year by federal, state, and local governments on remote sensing datasets, decision makers sometimes still find that they lack basic information about their community's tree canopy because these datasets have not been converted into practical, readily interpretable information. In the Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessments Program, NRS scientist Morgan Grove, with a partner from the University of Vermont's Spatial Analysis Laboratory, has developed advanced processing techniques that to help fill this information gap.

Last modified: Tuesday, October 9, 2018