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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Jen Kretser and Neil Patterson
Neil Patterson from the Center for Native Peoples & the Environment at SUNY-ESF; and, Jen Kretser, Director of Programs at TheWild Center will present a project they are working on in the Adirondacks to understand and share traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous people and scientific ecological knowledge.  The goal is to draw on the wisdom of both in support of global sustainability.  Learn more about this exciting project at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.
Skywoman by Bruce King (Oneida)

Learn About a Proposed Adirondack Wildlife Health Institute

Nina Schoch, Jorie Favreau, and Lynn Miller
Nina Schoch is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation; Jorie Favreau is Chair of the Department of Natural Science at Paul Smith’s College; and Lynn Miller is the Wildlife Education Director for the South Florida Wildlife Center.  They will discuss their ideas for an Adirondack Wildlife Health Institute which will provide state of the art care for injured wildlife; high quality wildlife health and conservation medicine training; and wildlife related research opportunities in the Adirondacks. Their ideas will be presented at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.

Aquatic and Forest Invasive Species a Topic at Annual Conference

John Bartow, Carrie Brown -Lima, Jerry Carlson, Erin Vennie-Vollrath, Rob Davies

John Bartow, Executive Director of the Empire State Forest Products Association, will lead a panel that will present the latest research and updates involving forest and aquatic invasive species.  Included on the panel will be Rob Davies, New York State Forester with the DEC; Jerry Carlson, Chief of Forest Health with the NYS DEC; Carrie Brown-Lima, Director of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University; and Erin Vennie-Vollrath, Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinator at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.  The panel is part of the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Friday, April 27, 2018

Nina Schoch to be Honored

Nina Schoch
Long time Adirondack wildlife veterinarian and biologist Dr. Nina Schoch will receive the 2018 Dr. Elizabeth W. Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award.  Nina is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.  She has been studying loons in the Adirondacks since 1998. Amanda Lavigne, Consortium President, said, “There is no one more deserving of the Thorndike Award than Nina for her lifelong dedication to maintaining the health and diversity of Adirondack wildlife”.  The Award will be presented at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Slow Loss of Northern Forest Icons

Dr. Michale Glennon
WCS Adirondack Program
Learn all about Michale’s findings on the distribution and abundance of 12 species of boreal birds who live in the conifer-dominated, open bog and peaty forest areas of the Adirondack Park at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.

CFE Credit Available for the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks

The SAF has approved 8.00 Cat 1 credits for the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration table at the Conference.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Energy Experts to Address Annual Conference

Pictured from the left:  Alberto Bianchetti, Alicia Barton, and Frank Murray.

Alberto Bianchetti, the Regional Executive for National Grid’s Central New York Division; Alicia Barton, the President and CEO of NYSERDA; and, Francis J. Murray, Jr., long-serving government official and energy expert, will comprise an energy panel at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  The session will focus on energy successes, transitions and new challenges ahead in the Adirondacks from a research, government and private utility sector perspective. A goal of the discussion is to help shape a pathway forward for the region.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Forestry Panel to Present at Annual Conference on the Adirondacks

Pictured from left: Rob Davies, John Bartow, and Tom Martin.
A panel with Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation; John Bartow, Executive Director of the Empire State Forest Products Association;  and, Rob Davies, Director of the Division of Lands and Forests and NYS Forester for the NYS DEC will discuss strategies and trends in private forest land management.  Issues to be included in the discussion are AFF's Report Hidden in Plain Sight and the Empire Forests Future Initiative.  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Volume 22 of AJES Is Now Available!

The Adirondack Research Consortium and Union College are pleased to announce that Volume 22 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies is now available to order. 
Learn how you can order a copy today.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Area Leaders Discuss Social Issues in the Region

Pictured left to right, Bill McColgan, Cathy Dove, and Sylvia Getman.
A Social Issues Panel Presentation will be featured at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  Bill McColgan, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS, will talk about poverty in the region; Cathy Dove, President of Paul Smith’s College, will discuss trends in education; and Sylvia Getman, President and CEO of Adirondack Health, will discuss rural health care.   In addition to ongoing projects, the panelists will discuss the impacts of these issues on the Adirondack community and challenges they see for the future in the region.