Scientists & Staff

Sarah Hines

Sarah J. Hines

Science Delivery Specialist
Baltimore Field Station, 5523 Research Park Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21228
Phone: 443-543-5390

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  • 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
  • Resource Specialist, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry and Northern Research Station 2007 - 2011

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National Research Highlights

1. A street of vacant and abandoned rowhomes in Baltimore.
2.  Inside a deconstructed rowhome; wood and brick salvaged from homes can be reused rather than landfilled.  Deconstruction create substantial economic benefits, including 6-8 times as many jobs as demolition.
3. The Forest Service facilitates restoration of land after rowhomes have been removed.  Forest Service social-ecological research looks at the watershed, community development, and human health benefits of urban restoration.

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 scientists and their partners are helping transform vacant and abandoned lots, neglected neighborhoods, overlooked communities, and polluted watersheds into places where residents want to live, work, and play.

Photo of the Baltimore skyline.  Baltimore is one of four urban research locations officially chartered as an Urban Field Station within the Northern Research Station.  As an engaged network, our urban field stations are national and international assets. Morgan Grove, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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 lead to sustainable, resilient, equitable, and healthy urban environments. The charters formalized long-standing field station investments.

Last modified: Thursday, October 04, 2018