Regrowing Old-Growth Forest Field Workshop
with David Hunt and Jeff Briggs
Saturday, July 23, 2022
9:30am - 1pm
Poestenkill Community Forest
200 Legenbauer Road
Averill Park, NY 12018
$10 suggested donation;
any amount is welcome.
Pre-registration required -
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This field workshop will include an introduction to the concept of old-growth habitats, then a short hike to a patch of maturing forest, where we will spend about 2 hours establishing a permanent "new old-growth forest" plot and recording key forest characteristics to be monitored every few years.
The regrowing old-growth forest workshop represents a formal initiative started by Ecological Intuition & Medicine in 2016. The initiative encourages landowners who are considering logging their land to set aside at least one small patch of relatively mature forest as a "forever wild" source of plants and animals that live exclusively in mature forests.
This event will involve on- and off-trail hiking over varied terrain to reach the demonstration plot location. Some off-trail terrain may be steep. In addition, participants will spend about 2 hours in the woods marking and assessing the demonstration plot itself.
Sturdy shoes or boots and bug spray are recommended. We will be far from the parking area, so please bring water and snacks.
David Hunt is an ecologist concentrating primarily in holistic, conservation, natural community, and deep ecology, and specializing in landscape ecology, aquatic ecology, rare species, botany, sustainable & subsistence living, ecological restoration, education that fosters ecological literacy, and intuitive & natural medicines. He has been self-employed as "Ecological Intuition & Medicine," a low-income, low-consumption, non-profit/volunteer venture since 2001, with its mission to promote a sustainable co-existence between humans and other species in nature.
He was employed for 13 years as a community ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and New York Natural Heritage Program. His education includes botany degrees from University of Georgia (PhD) and Cornell University (B.A.), specializing in the classification and ecology of oaks.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Jeff Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.