Welcome to the blog of the ARC, dedicated to encourage, facilitate, and disseminate scholarship that advances the quality and vitality of the Adirondack Park and related environs. For more information on our history, projects, annual conference, and the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, please visit our web page at www.adkresearch.org.

Monday, February 10, 2020

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Monday, December 2, 2019

On Giving Tuesday, Please Consider Supporting Research in the Adirondacks!

Photo by Laurel Fitts
To better support and sustain our work in the Adirondacks, we have launched a $20,000 Matching Fund Campaign to Sustain Excellence in Research to continue quality expert programming on the key issues facing the region. We have already raised $12,000 through gifts from generous donors and our Board of Directors. We are asking our corporate partners, members and friends to consider a matching gift toward our final goal. Contributions of any size are appreciated, and will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact. Please consider a tax deductible donation with a credit card or by check today. 
Please, we need your help!  There has never been a greater need for science and research to inform policies impacting the future of the Adirondacks!  Thank you!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2019 Fall Forestry Roundtable
Climate Change and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, 9:00 – 4:30
Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall
SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to get a better understanding of the CLCPA, what it means for New York’s forests and wood product manufacturers, and what would representatives of New York’s forests and wood products industries want to see in the process and outcomes.

SAF Continuing Forestry Education Credits and New York Logger Training Credits will be available.
For more program and registration information, click here.

Adirondack Social Science Research Workshop

Friday, October 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Joan Weill Student Center - Pine Room, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY

The purpose of this workshop is to continue the dialogue on past and current social science research in the region, to identify gaps that warrant future inquiry, and to begin coordinating social science research to better address social issues within the Adirondacks.  Featuring a Keynote Presentation by Yale University Lecturer Bill Weber.
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Friday, May 17, 2019

2019 Ecology and Environment Richard D. Morse Award Winners

The Adirondack Research Consortium is pleased to announce that two college seniors have been selected to receive the 2019 Rick Morse Award.  This $500 Award is given annually to students that share Rick’s passion for environmental policy, music, and/or outdoor activities in the Adirondacks. The Awards will be presented
at the 16thAnnual Conference on the Adirondacks.        

Katherine Gale is a 2019 graduate of Paul Smith’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a dual minor of Botany and Chemistry. While at the College, she enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and rock-climbing.   She developed programs for fellow students on hiking, paddling, camping, and rock climbing. She developed “The Art’s Program”, a program to connect students to music, theatre, and the arts. Katherine has worked for the DEC Environmental Camps and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program in education and outreach positions. Katherine plans to pursue a master’s degree and a career in education.

Kai Scarangella is an Environmental Studies major, with a chemistry focus, at Hamilton College. At Hamilton, she was the President of the Hamilton Environmental Action Group She participated in Hamilton’s Adirondack Program and interned at the Adirondack Watershed Institute and the Adirondack Mountain Club. She is an avid hiker and aspiring 46er and has completed 27 of the High Peaks and plans to summit all 46 by spring 2020.  As a Hamilton Outing Club leader, she leads hiking and snowshoeing trips to the Adirondacks. Kai plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Science focusing on public policy.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Economic and Population Trends

A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the recently released report by Protect the Adirondacks on “Economic and Population Trends from 1970-2010” at the 26th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  Participants are from top left clockwise: Ross Whaley, SUNY ESF, retired; Peter Bauer, Protect the Adirondacks; James McKenna, ROOST; Dr. Anthony Collins, Clarkson University; Stanzi Bliss, Adirondack Foundation; and, the Hon. Dan Stec, NYS Assembly. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Futue for Energy in the Adirondacks

Robert B. Catell

What is going on with the NYS energy landscape as we prepare for the future and how does this impact the Adirondacks?  Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center Chairman Bob Catell discusses this with Adirondack Research Consortium Board Members Liz Thorndike and David Miller.  Following this discussion, Dr. Sean Connin, ANCA's Clean Energy Program Director, will share his views on the challenges and opportunities in implementing an Adirondack Energy Policy.  Finally, Erik Backus, the Director of the Construction Engineering Management Program at Clarkson University, along with community representatives, will present their project to incorporate LEED standards in community development in Lake Placid and North Elba, NY.  This all happens at the 26th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.