This week at the Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) at Paul Smith’s College the Adirondack Lecture series will continue with Jerry Jenkins and Charlie Canham.
On Saturday October 16th at 2pm join photographer, botanist, ecologist, and author Jerry Jenkins for his talk “The Northern Forest Atlas: New Tools for Field Biology.” Jenkins is the director of the Atlas project. Formally he was a scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program. He is the author of The Adirondack Atlas, Acid Rain in the Adirondacks, Protecting Biodiversity on Conservation Easements, Climate Change in the Adirondacks and his most recent work, The Northern Forest Atlas, That project has generated many products that can be found at https://northernforestatlas.org/ Jerry is the recipient of the Harold K. Hochschild award from the Adirondack Museum and the W.S. Cooper award from the Ecological Society of America. His Adirondack Atlas is one of the best reference books on the Adirondacks. The atlas covers topics ranging from recreation, industry, budgets, plants, and animals. On Saturday Jenkins will discuss his Northern Forest Atlas and before and after his lecture had a display for people to ask questions about.
On Thursday, October 21st Charlie Canham will discuss “Forests Adrift: Currents Shaping the Future of Adirondack Forests.” Canham is a forest ecologist at the Cary Institute and received his PhD from Cornell University. Canham studies forest response to factors including climate change, introduced pests and pathogens, logging regimes, and air pollution. He serves on the board for the Adirondack Land Trust, the Adirondack Council, the Great Mountain Forest, and the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation. In his lecture he will discuss his book Forests Adrift and the future of northeastern forests. In 2019 Canham was recognized for his distinguished service to the Ecological Society of America.
Please go to our website or to the front desk of the VIC to reserve a ticket for the lecture series. Day of ticket purchase and walk-ins are welcome. The VIC is open on weekends from 9-5 for the remainder of the fall season. As fall comes to a close the VIC staff is preparing for winter. Season ski passes are available now online and at the front desk. Our trails are open dawn to dusk. We hope to see you this week for these fascinating lectures. Future lecture guests are 10/23 Brian Mann and 10/28 Julia Goren.
Photo at top of Jerry Jenkins provided by Paul Smith’s College VIC