Join the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the Dutchess Land Conservancy for a special forum exploring how science-based stewardship on private land can help protect and promote healthy forests and open spaces, now and for future generations.
A morning of presentations will explore threats our forests and natural areas face – from invasive species and climate change to deer overabundance – and actions that can be taken on a site-by-site basis to optimize conditions. A special focus will be given to the overlap between sport hunting and conservation communities, with a roundtable discussion on advancing common ground.
The event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.
William Schlesinger, President, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
From Forests to Farms, and Back Again: Land Use Change in the Hudson Valley
Charles Canham, Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Preserving Open Land with Conservation Easements
Becky Thornton, President, Dutchess Land Conservancy
Pests, Pathogens, and the Future of Hudson Valley Forests
Gary Lovett, Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Deer Hunting and Forest Health
Raymond Winchcombe, Wildlife Ecologist, Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Outdoor Sporting and Land Conservation: A Roundtable on Common Ground
Tim Bontecou, President, Tamarack Preserve; Simon Roosevelt, Founder, Conservation Roundtable; Becky Thornton; Raymond Winchcombe
Additional support for the forum provided by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
A not-for-profit environmental research and education organization. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.
Parts of the 2,000 acre research campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment including hiking trails and internal roadways.