EXPLORING CONSERVATION ISSUES
2020-2021 LECTURE SERIES

All lectures will take place on Zoom until further notice.

LAND CONSERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP

with Jim Bonesteel
May 20 2021, 7pm

Jim Bonesteel is the Executive Director of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. He will lead a panel discussion of land conservation principles, objectives, and stewardship. Topics of discussion may include forests, farms, wetlands, community engagement, and a culture of welcome and inclusion. Other discussion topics include wildlife habitat and forest connectivity, source water protection, economic considerations, timber, recreation, monitoring, maintenance, and sustainability.   


For details and registration, click the link below.

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Panelists:

Renee Bouplon
Associate Director
Agricultural Stewardship Association

Tom Duffus
Vice President and Northeast Representative
The Conservation Fund

Bill Schongar
Regional Forester - Region 4
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Troy Weldy
President
Columbia Land Conservancy

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UPCOMING LECTURES:


INVASIVE SPECIES

ON THE RENSSELAER PLATEAU

with Jennifer Dean

June 17 2021, 7pm


Jennifer Dean is the Invasive Species Biologist for the New York Natural Heritage Program. She provides biological expertise for the state invasive species database, iMapInvasives. She will talk about identifying the many non-native species established in the region and some things we can do to reduce the extent of invasive species and their effects.

 

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 | info@rensselaerplateau.org

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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