Tuesday, April 7, 2015

22nd Annual Conference On The Adirondacks

Whiteface Mountain by Ken RimanyThe 22nd Annual Conference On The Adirondacks will be held at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid on May 13 and 14, 2015. This year’s theme is “The Adirondack Forests – Opportunities for Diversity, Water Quality, and Innovation”.

This year’s keynote address, given by CEO of the American Forest Foundation Tom Martin, will be “Innovations and Trends in the Nation’s Forests and the Relationship to the Adirondacks”. Martin will address the social, economic, and environmental benefits forests provide to our communities, our nation, and the world.

Dr. Cathy S. Dove, the new President of Paul Smith’s College, will present “Perspectives on Leading the College of the Adirondacks and the Future” during lunch.

Additional highlights of this year’s program include:

A panel with Jerry Jenkins of the Wildlife Conservation Society – “Adirondack Landscapes and How They Work” – on ecological trends being observed in the forests of the Adirondacks and what can be expected in the future;

A presentation by Dave Mason and Jim Herman entitled “Climate Change Initiative What it Means and Adirondack Implications”;

“Health and Economic Impacts of the Adirondack Wellness Initiative” with Naj Wikoff and Ernest Hohmeyer;

“Challenges and Innovations in Conservation” with Mike Carr, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy and Willie Janeway, Executive Director of the Adirodnack Council;

“A Dialogue on Diversity in the Adirondacks,” a panel discussion with members of the Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council; and much more.

The complete schedule, and details about registering, can be found at the Adirondack Research Consortium website.

Photo of Whiteface Mountain by Ken Rimany provided.

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