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Lynn Braband

Lynn Braband

Community IPM Extension Area Educator

Integrated Pest Management Program, 2449 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 753-2562

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • M.S., Wildlife Biology, Iowa State University, 1979
  • B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Iowa State University, 1972
  • Vice President, Education/Franchise Owner, and Manager, Critter Control, Inc., 1986-97
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Roberts Wesleyan College, 1980-86
  • Assistant Environmental Specialist, Equitable Environmental Health, Inc., 1972-76

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a statewide educational outreach program in community (especially structural) IPM.
  • Interact with Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension communities and NYS stakeholder groups about the status and needs of non-agricultural IPM.
  • Develop and implement workshops and pilot demonstrations to promote and illustrate IPM philosophy and practices.
  • Develop educational resources to promote the implementation of IPM.

Current/Ongoing Projects

  • Utilizing a “learning community” approach to develop model IPM school districts.
  • Working with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe on IPM outreach events.
  • Interviewing school districts throughout New York State on their pest management policies and practices.
  • Co-chair, Community IPM Working Group of the Northeast IPM Center.
  • Testing of yellowjacket trapping efficacy and testing of blue paint as a visual repellent for paper wasp nesting.

Accomplishments (Past Two Years)

  • Contributed to the development of a training curriculum for nuisance wildlife control operators in New York State.
  • Co-organized the following sessions for the National IPM Symposium (April 2003 in Indianapolis): School IPM (3 sessions) and Nuisance Wildlife (2 sessions).
  • Provided leadership for a Statewide School IPM Committee.
  • Partnered with Onondaga County and Jefferson-Lewis BOCES on the implementation of their state Non-Toxic Pest Management grants.
  • Partnered with Cornell Library System to organize a workshop on pest management of library collections.
  • Made 33 presentations on IPM to home owners, pest managers, government agency personnel, medical personnel, buildings and grounds staff, and other audiences.
  • Enlarged our network of connections with NYS stakeholders interested in community IPM issues.

MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • The Wildlife Society: National, Northeast, and State levels
  • Sigma Xi
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Northeast Association of Wildlife Damage Biologists
  • National Animal Damage Control Association
  • National Wildlife Control Operators Association
  • NYS Wildlife Management Association
  • NYS Wetlands Forum

Service

  • Co-chair, Community IPM Working Group of the Northeast IPM Center
  • Past President, New York Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • Executive Board member of The Wildlife Society’s Wildlife Damage Management Working Group
  • Northeastern Regional Director of the National Animal Damage Control Association
  • Community IPM Program Work Team
  • Consumer Horticulture Homes and Grounds Program Work Team
  • Public Issues Education Program Work Team
  • Human/Wildlife Conflicts Program Work Team

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Certification: Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society
  • Awards for “Best Practices for Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators: A Training Manual”: 1) Received March 1, 2003 from the NYS Wildlife Management Association: "...... in appreciation for your outstanding dedication, commitment and achievement of the New York State Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Training Manual"; 2) 2004 Innovative Outreach Award from the NY Chapter of the Association for Natural Resource Extension Professionals; 3) 2005 Outstanding Professional Award from the New York Chapter of The Wildlife Society.