Monday, September 08, 2008

New Adirondack-Based Institute Will Study Northern Forests

The historic Masten House in Newcomb, Essex County, New York, will be the site of a new leadership and training institute that focuses on the research and management of northern forests--the Northern Forest Institute for Conservation Education and Leadership Training. The facility will educate and train policymakers, business leaders and educators to guide future decisions and learn more about the 25 million acres of forested land that blanket portions of four northeastern states. The institute will be operated by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). NYS DEC will contribute $1.6 million to fund SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) research at the Institute.

The "northern forest" extends from Lake Ontario at Tug Hill, across the Adirondacks to northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The institute's location is adjacent to the Adirondack High Peaks Region and includes the historic town of Adirondac, which has a rich industrial and cultural heritage.

Click on Title link to view entire article. Source: NYS EnvironmentDEC

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