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Determining costs of climate change in Lebanon

Determining costs of climate change in Lebanon

We assessed the socioeconomic impact of erosion in two areas of Lebanon based on land use and local priorities.   Client: United Nations FAO and the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative Collaborators: US Agency for International Development; US Forest Service, International Programs; Lebanon Reforestation Initiative     The natural landscapes of the […]

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Engaging Residents in Land Conservation

Engaging Residents in Land Conservation

We are working with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy to implement their new strategic plan and expand their conservation efforts in the Ausable River and Saranac River Watersheds by engaging landowners. Our Task: To execute a three-phase program that will help Lake Placid Land Conservancy target their conservation […]

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Using Science to Inform Boreas Ponds Classification

Using Science to Inform Boreas Ponds Classification

New land purchased by the State and added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve is automatically protected from logging, sale, lease and development—thanks to a constitutional amendment from 1894. Still, State officials are responsible for classifying and managing lands in a way that protects the Park’s open spaces, […]

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Calculating hidden costs of road salt

Calculating hidden costs of road salt

We are working with ADK Action to investigate the cost burden of road salt to residents and taxpayers in New York State. Our Task: To develop a research protocol that will elucidate the costs related to road salt use and compare those costs across the state. We […]

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Building Structure for New Farmers

Building Structure for New Farmers

We created the Farmer Training Handbook for Essex Farm Institute to guide new Adirondack farmers. Our task: To create a handbook for farmers that serves the purpose of welcoming applicant farmers and engaging the institute’s grantees and donor base. What we did: We crafted a handbook that includes curriculum, internship […]

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Demonstrating Success of Invasive Species Control

Demonstrating Success of Invasive Species Control

We developed the post-treatment monitoring program for The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) at historic common reed and Japanese knotweed treatment sites in the Adirondack Park of New York State. Our task: Advise the leading park-wide invasive species agency on the best monitoring and analysis […]

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Discovering Opportunities for Birth to Three

Discovering Opportunities for Birth to Three

We assessed the current coverage, shortcomings, and opportunities for education support of 0-3 year olds (BT3) in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties of northern New York State. Our task: To perform an analysis of BT3 programs using a standardized assessment protocol followed by a program analysis of provider services. Our final […]

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Monitoring Climate Change in the Adirondacks

Monitoring Climate Change in the Adirondacks

We are monitoring at Intervale Lowlands Preserve as the climate changes

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Organizing the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

Organizing the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

We coordinated the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) BioBlitzes with Paul Smith’s College and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Our Task: To bring the region’s naturalist community together to documents biodiversity across the Adirondack Park and enhance collaborations across the state. How we did it: […]

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Monitoring Emerald Ash Borer

Monitoring Emerald Ash Borer

Adirondack Research is testing trap designs for United States Department of Agriculture in New York state. Through our efforts, we are working to optimize beetle attraction and monitoring beyond the current infestation zone for this forest pest. This work includes project management of NYS trapping in the […]

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