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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Selleck Issues Forum to Focus on Salt

Bruce Selleck (1949-2017)
The 2018 Dr. Bruce W. Selleck  Adirondack Contemporary Issues Forum will focus on the impacts of salt on water quality.  Dr. Dan Kelting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College, will lead a panel discussion on work being done on lakes and streams and efforts to reduce salt loads.  Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper;  Jim Sutherland, NYS DEC; Michael Twiss, Clarkson University; and, Brendan Wiltse, Ausable River Association will join the discussion  on their work to understand and mitigate salt impacts on Adirondack water bodies.  The Selleck Issues Forum will be held on May 23rd,  2018, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at the Conference Center in Lake Placid.  It is part of the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  The Forum is named in honor of the late Bruce Selleck.  At the time of his passing, Bruce was the Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and Professor of Geology at Colgate University and President of the Adirondack Research Consortium.  He had deep ties and many friends and colleagues in the Adirondacks.  The Forum was Bruce's idea as a way to focus on a single issue in a “hot topics” session.  The impacts of salt on water quality certainly meets the criteria Bruce envisioned.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sherburne “Shere” Abbott to Keynote 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks

Shere Abbott
The Honorable Sherburne “Shere” Abbott is vice president for sustainability initiatives and University Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at Syracuse University. As stated on her NYSERDA Board biography information, Shere's research and teaching interests lie at the interface of science and society—principally on issues related to climate change, energy and sustainability.  Prior to her current appointment, she was a senior advisor to President Barack Obama serving as a deputy to the President’s science advisor. She was responsible for coordinating the research and development portfolio for environment and natural resources, including overseeing the $2.4 billion U.S. Global Change Research Program, and the interagency committees on earth observing systems, air and water quality, disaster reduction, ecological services, toxins, the Arctic, and ocean science and technology.  To learn more about Ms. Abbot, CLICK HERE to see her Syracuse University bio information.