EMC has been a leader in the field of natural resource inventory and management, and has completed natural resource inventory and management plans on over 350,000 acres in New England. Dr. Van de Poll helped coin the term ‘NRI’ in the 1980’s, wherein his Ph.D. dissertation focused on natural resource inventory methods for public and private landowners in New England. He has taught NRI courses at the graduate and undergraduate level since 1991.
His NRI projects have included contributions to the Conservation Plan for Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, the 15,000-acre Shingle Shanty Preserve in the Adirondacks, Bear Pond Research Natural Area in Canaan, NH, the 415-acre Horatio Colony Preserve in Keene, NH, and the City of Lebanon, NH. EMC has completed comprehensive NRI’s in 82 towns of northern New England.