Joan Deely, Operations Manager
Education: MS Resource Management & Administration, Antioch University New England BA, Cultural Anthropology, UMass/Amherst
Experience: Administrator, Franklin Conservation District; Co-author, Mill Brook Conservation Area (Northfield, MA) Preliminary Natural Resource and Management Assessment; Assistant, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Greenfield (MA) Field Office; Assistant, Cynthia Boettner, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (SOCNFWR); Invasive Plant Survey, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, Mt. Tom, Holyoke, MA; researcher, American Farmland Trust.
Training: Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) training (2005); UMass Forest Conservation Extension Program, Keystone Project (2008); Habitat Mapping, NEWFS/ Nasami Farm, 2008; Hydric Soils of New England, UMass Extension (2010); GIS/GPS; Invasive Plant Certification Program, UMASS Extension.
Joan attends symposiums, seminars, and workshops about invasive plants, native plants and habitat restoration. She provides invasive plant outreach and education services to interested local groups.
Member, Northfield (MA) Conservation Commission (2003-present)
Member, Four Mile Brook Advisory Committee
Member, Community Preservation Act Committee (Northfield, MA)
Massachusetts Licensed Pesticide Applicator