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Developing science curricula for elementary schools in China

Developing science curricula for elementary schools in China

In Fall 2016, Adirondack Research partnered with Dr. Jacob Wickham, adjunct Rutgers professor and Managing Editor of the Integrative Zoology Journal at the Institute of Zoology, and the Yew Chung International School of Beijing in Beijing, China to develop a dynamic and engaging science curriculum suitable for […]

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Using aerial mapping technology to assess potential Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spread

Using aerial mapping technology to assess potential Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spread

In Spring 2017, Adirondack Research partnered with NASA and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) to assess potential for spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive species affecting much of the lower eastern seaboard.   The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Native to East Asia, […]

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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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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.   Clients: United Nations FAO and the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative Collaborators: US Agency for International Development (US AID); US Forest Service, International Programs; Lebanon Reforestation Initiative   The natural landscapes of […]

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Informing Invasive Species Regulation

Informing Invasive Species Regulation

We help the NYS DEC determine which non-native species are “invasive”

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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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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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