NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Andrew Madden, supervisor of the Western Wildlife District for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, speaks on “When Wildlife Gets Too Close: The Massachusetts Large Animal Response Team.”

This event, which will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121, is free and open to the public.

Madden has been the district manager of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in Pittsfield for the past 10 years, where he is responsible for the oversight of all district fish and wildlife programs. Prior to this appointment, he served as an aquatic biologist and managed the Division’s trout stocking program, and also as an agency representative, where he responded to fish kill and environmental damage incidents.

Earlier in his career, Madden was a faculty research assistant at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Md., where he participated in the collection, management and analysis of data on fish populations in the Chesapeake Bay. In addition, he served as the chief scientist on research cruises and a reviewer for the scientific journal, “Estuaries.”

Madden holds a Master of Science degree in zoology from the University of Maine in Orono, and a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from UMASS-Amherst.

Each spring semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional and national experts. Each series is organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2016 series is a presentation of MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the Department of Environmental Studies at MCLA.

This spring, MCLA’s Green Living Seminars is examining the relationship between people and wildlife, both locally and more broadly.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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