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.
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Agricultural Stewardship Association
Vice President and Northeast Representative
The Conservation Fund
Regional Forester - Region 4
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Columbia Land Conservancy
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.