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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Amanda Preston of Paul Smith's College is 2018 Morse Award Winner

Clockwise from top left: Amanda on Ampersand Mountain;  with a Tagu Lizard in Herpetology; Open Mike Night at Paul Smith's; the Climate March in 2017; and, Saranac Lake World Snowshoe Championships in 2017.
Amanda Preston, a graduating Senior at Paul Smith’s College, is the 2018 Ecology and Environment Richard D. Morse Award Winner.  Amanda, a native of Vermont, is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry.  She has a lifelong passion for the outdoors. Amanda enjoys music and plays several instruments including piano, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin.  She was on the Paul Smith’s College Snowshoe team placing 3rd in the women’s 20-29 year old category in the 2015 World Snowshoe Championships in Quebec, and won the event in Saranac Lake 2017. She is currently on the canoe team and plans to do the 90miler in the fall. She is a Saranac Lake 6er, and working towards being a 46er. Amanda’s love of the outdoors, the environment, sports, music, and the Adirondacks, certainly embodies the spirit of the Morse Award.  The Award will be presented at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.

Monday, May 7, 2018

ADK Scientists to Discuss Salt Mitigation Research

Dan Kelting, Chris Navitsky, Michael Twiss, Jim Sutherland, and Brendan Wiltse.
A panel of experts will present their research on the impacts of salt on water quality at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  The discussion will focus on lake and stream research findings and efforts to reduce salt loads.  The panel will include Dan Kelting, Ph.D., Chair, Executive Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College; Chris Navitsky, PE, Lake George Waterkeeper; Jim Sutherland, Ph.D., NYS DEC; Michael Twiss, Ph.D., Clarkson University; and, Brendan Wiltse, Ph.D., Science & Stewardship Director, Ausable River Association.  This topic is the featured issue at the 2018 Dr. Bruce Selleck "Adirondack Hot Issues" Forum named in honor of the late Colgate University professor and previous President of the Adirondack Research Consortium.

Conservation Subdivision Design in the ADK's

Michael Klemens, Dave Gibson, Michale Glennon, Fred Monroe, and Bill Farber

Conservation biologist Michael W. Klemens will present his research on ecological stewardship at the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  A panel of Adirondack experts will follow this presentation with their ideas on how these concepts might work in the Adirondacks.  Included on the panel are Dave Gibson, Managing Partner with Adirondack Wild; Michale Glennon, Ph.D., Science Director, Adirondack Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society; Hon. Fred Monroe, Executive Director, Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board; and, Hon. Bill Farber, Supervisor, Town of Morehouse and Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors.