Ameresco seeded FlightTurf® under an eighty acre solar array on the Ft Detrick Maryland military base to eliminate mowing, deter wildlife and ensure optimum energy collection at the lowest cost. Due to the product’s success, Ameresco is again utilizing FlightTurf® as a groundcover for a second project under a large NASA airfield array at Wallops Island, Virginia.
A zoologist and lover of wildlife, Christina Kobland is president of FlightTurf, LLC, a company guiding clients in the development of low maintenance vegetative systems that protect wildlife through the use and processes of deterrence, that are environmentally sustainable, renewable and kind. The company's current focus is on the use of FlightTurf®, one of those deterrents.
She developed and holds five patents on the ultra-low maintenance, drought resistant, wildlife deterring turfgrass FlightTurf®, effective for many applications including under solar arrays, airfields, utility corridors, vineyards, roadsides, golf courses and residential lawns.
In addition to an extensive knowledge of native plant and animal communities, she is also skilled in the identification and control of invasive plants. Christina’s BS degree with honors in zoology from Michigan State University and graduate studies in limnology have been supplemented by a lifelong study of the natural sciences, with a particular focus on ecology and reintroduction of species of conservation concern.
She has been featured on QVC, CBS, the Philadelphia Flower show, Bowman's Hill Land Ethics Symposium, as well as multiple airport, wildlife and abandoned mine conferences.
Wednesday, September 25
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM