Saturday, July 25, 2020

Adirondack Land Trust to Host Virtual Conservation Series

The Adirondack Land Trust has announced three live, virtual programs to be held in August. The programs will feature land-protection staff, scientists studying the Adirondack Forests, and a conservation intern who will discuss the ups and downs of conservation fieldwork during COVID-19. The events will be free and open to the public. If you wish to register, or view more information you may do so by visiting the Adirondack land Trust Website.

The schedule is as follows:

ADIRONDACK LAND TRUST ANNUAL MEETING & CONSERVATION UPDATE

9:30 A.M. TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

The Adirondack Land Trust invites supporters and anyone interested in
Adirondack conservation to a brief report on current priorities, a Q&A
with board chair Bill Paternotte and executive director Mike Carr, and
recognition of new and departing board members.

ADIRONDACK FORESTS: A SCIENCE CONSERVATION

7 P.M. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

Join Cary Institute forest ecologist Charlie Canham, Adirondack
Watershed Institute science director Michale Glennon, and Heidi Kretser,
conservation social scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s
global program. Kretser will moderate, Canham will focus on trees, and
Glennon will focus on animals as the three scientists discuss research
into the status and future of Adirondack forests, to be followed by a
Q&A.

AN ADIRONDACK INTERNSHIP: EXPLORING PROTECTED LANDS

7 P.M. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

With map, compass and canoe, Adirondack Land Trust intern Jess Grant
explored 20 public land trust project sites this summer. She’ll share
her findings, with a focus on conservation goals and recreational
potential—and the complications of fieldwork during COVID-19.

The mission of the Adirondack Land Trust is to forever conserve the
forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of
life of our communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks.
The land trust has protected 26,632 acres since its founding in 1984.

For more information, see adirondacklandtrust.org or call (518) 576-2400.

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  1. Vanessa says:

    I will try to catch the talk by Dr Canham – heard him speak earlier this year and it was great!

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