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Crum Woods Stewardship Committee

examining the flora at Crum Woods

The Crum Woods Stewardship Committee (CWSC) of Swarthmore College is charged with recommending policies on the uses of the Crum Woods to the College community.

Appointed Committee Members

  • Carolyn Marie Bauer, Assistant Professor of Physiological Ecology (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Kathleen P Howard, Professor of Physical Chemistry
  • Jeff Jabco, Director of Grounds & Coordinator of Horticulture for the Scott Arboretum (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Benjamin Ridgway, Assistant Professor of Chinese
  • Claire Sawyers, Director of the Scott Arboretum

President's Sustainability Research Fellow (PSRF) Student Representatives

  • Chelsea Semper '22, 2021-2022 President's Sustainability Research Fellow

  • Daria Syskine '22, 2021-2022 President's Sustainability Research Fellow

Ex-officio Friends of the Committee

  • Alex Baugh, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Maurice Eldridge ’61

  • Andy Feick, Associate Vice President for Sustainable Facilities Operation

  • Jake Grossman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ecology

  • Sue MacQueen, Campus Engagement Coordinator, Scott Arboretum

  • José-Luis Machado, Associate Professor of Ecology

  • Lars Rasmussen, Horticultural Staff, Scott Arboretum

  • Melissa Tier '14, Coordinator of Sustainability
  • Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability

The Crum Woods Stewardship Committee was formed by Provost Jennie Keith in October, 2000 as an ad-hoc committee of faculty, students, and administrators. In December, 2000, the committee established the following goal statement: "Our goal is to create a protection, restoration, and stewardship plan for Crum Woods. The planning effort will begin with an evaluation of biodiversity, teaching and recreational resources in the context of the College's educational mission and its commitment to social responsibility. The committee will develop the plan in collaboration with College faculty, staff, and students as well as stakeholders in surrounding communities, and will engage the services of professional experts."