Frank Rodger’s professional experience includes public outreach and education in the area of environmental conservation specializing in urban tree and watershed management.
Since 1989, he worked with professional, government, and non-profit project coordination including investigations, community outreach, and project innovation. He is skilled in verbal and written communications, data management, and workload organization. Frank is able to work independently and manage team to achieve objectives in a timely and effective manner.
He is a certified GIS Operator proficient in ArcGIS, ArcView, ArcPad, and Google Earth and Google Map; a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arborists; and is Fluency in MS Office platforms.
As Executive Director, Frank is responsible for all operation; namely, grant writing and management specializing in urban watershed forestry including Urban Tree Canopy assessments, goal setting, and enhancement planning. Organizational lead for organizing, and maintaining formal K-12 and informal education for youth and adults. Topics include watershed and river conservation, non-point source pollution, causes and impacts of nutrient and sediment pollution, and best management practices to mitigate non-point source pollution. Other duties include coordinating projects that involve federal, state, and local and municipal governments, schools, non-profits, and private partners; managing the Institute’s Geographic Information System; and representing the Institute on state, regional, and national boards.
Frank and his wife Catherine live in Berkeley Springs, WV.
- Urban Tree Canopy Assessments, goal setting, and planning
- School yard, park, and public landscape retrofits to reduce non-point source pollution runoff
- Grant writing, management, and regional cooperatives