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Sarah J. Hines

Sarah J. Hines
Science Delivery Specialist
Urban Forests, Human Health, and Environmental Quality
Baltimore Field Station, 5523 Research Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21228
United States
  • University of Michigan, M.S., Environmental Science, 2007
  • University of Michigan, M.B.A., Sustainable Business Enterprise, 2007
  • Harvard University, B.A., Biological Anthropology, 2002
Professional Experience
  • Science Delivery Specialist,  Rocky Mountain Research Station,  2011 - Current
    I work with both RMRS research scientists and land managers throughout the Interior West to develop and deliver science relevant to Forest Planning, assessing climate change vulnerability, planning for climate change adaptation, and more. I am the editor of “The Science You Can Use Bulletin” (, a bi-monthly RMRS publication with a distribution to thousands of land and resource managers in the Interior West. I currently serve as co-chair of the Climate Change Resource Center ( and have been a member of the Production Team since 2010.
  • Resource Specialist,  Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry and Northern Research Station,  2007 - 2011
    I served as a Presidential Management Fellow and resource specialist with the Northeastern Area S&PF and the Northern Research Station. In this position, I helped to deliver carbon and climate change-related research and information to land managers and develop projects to facilitate mitigation and adaptation to climate change on state and private forests.
Featured Publications
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Research Highlights

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 scientist...

IITF and NRS each established a Charter for Urban Field Stations and Networks

Year: 2016
IITF and NRS officially established charters for Urban Research Stations in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia to develop and deliver knowledge that contributes to the understanding of urban social-ecological systems and the adaptation of practices that lea...