Sarah Low

USDA Forest Service, Coordinator of the Philadelphia Field Station

Sarah Low works for the USDA Forest Service as Coordinator of the Philadelphia Field Station. She focuses on bridging the gaps between policy, planning and science, specifically as it relates to the interaction of people and nature. In her role at the Philadelphia Field Station, Sarah leads a group of researchers and practitioners who focus on the role trees, forests and natural resources play in making cities more livable. The group specifically focuses on the ecosystem value of trees and forests, factors that influence tree mortality, socio-ecological impacts of green infrastructure and youth engagement. The Field Station aims to develop and deliver science that helps decision-making on the local and regional levels. Sarah’s passion for the natural world drives her interest in environmental conservation and community engagement.

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