The Adirondack Research Consortium has announced that Dr. William F. Porter will be presented the 2019 Dr. Elizabeth W. Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award at the 26th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks, May 22nd and 23rd, 2019 at the Lake Placid Conference Center.
Porter is the inaugural Boone and Crockett Club Professor of Wildlife Conservation in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Porter earned his PhD in ecology and behavioral biology from the University of Minnesota. He focuses his research on land-use change affecting habitats, emerging diseases in wildlife, shifting patterns in weather and climate, and changing conservation policy. Porter is being recognized, in part, for his efforts helping policy makers of Michigan and the nation enhance conservation wildlife resources.
Prior to his work at Michigan State, Porter spent 32 years at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse as both a professor and the administrator of the 15,000-acre Huntington Wildlife Forest research facility in Newcomb. His research has had an impact on the field of wildlife management, particularly DEC’s policies and activities with regard to deer, wild turkey and moose.
The Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated significant contributions to the long-term sustainability of the Adirondack Park through scholarship, research, and policy initiatives. The Award will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon on May 23rd at noon.
More information about attending the Awards Luncheon can be found here.