The Adirondack Land Trust is set to host three live virtual programs in August, featuring land-protection staff, scientists studying Adirondack forests, and the ups and downs of conservation fieldwork in the time of COVID-19.
The Adirondack Land Trust Annual Meeting & Conservation Update is set for Tuesday, August 4th, at 9:30 am, and will feature 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.
On Wednesday, August 12th at 7 pm, 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 are set to host Adirondack Forests: A Science Conservation. 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. A Q&A will follow.
With map, compass and canoe, Adirondack Land Trust intern Jess Grant explored 20 public land trust project sites this summer. She is set to share her findings on Tuesday, August 18th at 7 pm. Her talk, An Adirondack Internship: Exploring Protected Lands will focus on conservation goals and recreational potential — and the complications of fieldwork during COVID-19.
All events are free and open to the public. Information and registration details are available at the Adirondack Land Trust website or by calling (518) 576-2400.
Photo of Adirondack Land Trust intern Jess Grant provided.