Ithaca College Natural Lands Advisory Committee
Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee serves as an advisory body to the Vice President for Finance and Administration for the stewardship of Ithaca College’s natural areas. Our primary mission is to maintain the educational value and ecosystem services of these lands, to support co-curricular activities, and to guide compatible economic and recreational development.
In January 2004, faculty from the Ithaca College Biology Department engaged with the college administration to assess and develop a sound management philosophy for the biological resources of natural lands owned by the college in Newfield, New York. One of the results of this dialogue was the establishment of the Ithaca College Natural Areas Stewardship Committee (NASC). This committee, co-chaired by a biology department faculty member and the director of physical plant, was charged with promoting substantive teaching and research, exploring compatible additional uses, and serving as the management entity for the Newfield property. In addition, the committee was to develop management recommendations for the land owned by Ithaca Collge adjacent to campus on South Hill. To better serve as an ongoing management entity for all of Ithaca College’s natural areas, in early 2005 the NASC was reorganized as the Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee (ICNL).
Jake Brenner (co-chair) email@example.com Assistant Professor - Environmental Studies & Sciences
Rick Couture (co-chair) firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Vice President - Facilities
Jason Hamilton email@example.com Associate Professor - Environmental Studies & Sciences
Marian Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Special Assistant To The Provost Office
Brad Buchanan email@example.com Assistant Director - Rec. Sports
Mark Darling firstname.lastname@example.org Supervisor Recycle/Res Mgmt Program - Facilities Services
David Dray email@example.com Deputy Chief - Public Safety and Emergency Management
Samantha Gabel firstname.lastname@example.org Residence Director – Residential Life
John Henderson email@example.com Natural and Social Science Librarian
Leann Kanda firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Professor – Biology
Ernie McClatchie email@example.com Director – Facilities
Chris Pelchat firstname.lastname@example.org Instructor - Recreation and Leisure Studies
Tim Ryan email@example.com Manager - Environmental Health and Safety
Ronald Schassburger firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Professor - Exercise and Sport Sciences
Maura Stephens email@example.com Senior Editor - Marketing Communications
Jack VanDerzee firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Professor – Mathematics
Pat Walsh email@example.com Residence Director – Residential Life
Amber Zadrozny firstname.lastname@example.org H & S, Class of 2013
Madison Vander Hill email@example.com H & S, Class of 2013
Bella Ciabattoni firstname.lastname@example.org H & S, Class of 2013
If you are interested in getting involved with Ithaca College Natural Lands and our projects, feel free to contact a committee member, or attend a meeting.