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Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership 2013 Lecture Series
Secrets of the Shawangunks – Predation and Migration

February 07, 2013 - February 28, 2013

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SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102

  • Thursday, February 7
  • Thursday, February 14
  • Thursday, February 21
  • Thursday, February 28

Topics include:

  • "Lords of Nature," an award-winning documentary film about the importance of predator species. With Dr. John Laundre, biology instructor at SUNY Oswego and vice president of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation.
    February 7, 2013
    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • "Raptor Migration in the Shawangunks."  With Thomas Sarro, Professor of Biology, Mount Saint Mary College and Mohonk Preserve Research Associate.
    February 14, 2013
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • "The Catskills/Shawangunk Connection." With Cara Lee, Mark King, Rebecca Shirer and Laura Heady - a team of conservationists from The Nature Conservancy and the Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell University.
    February 21, 2013
    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • "Eel Migration in the Hudson River." With Chris Bowser, Education Coordinator for the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    February 28, 2013
    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Lectures are open to the public and free of charge (no advance registration is necessary).
Winter weather cancellations will be listed on many area radio stations and effort will be made to reschedule any cancelled lectures in early March.
About the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership: Over 40,000 acres of the ridge are protected by the members of the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership. Composed of non-profit and public organizations, the Partnership uses science and land management strategies to preserve sensitive wildlife habitat and other natural resources. Informed by field research findings, partners collaboratively manage the larger landscape, provide environmental education, and work with local communities to preserve open space on the slopes of the ridge. The Partnership consists of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, The Nature Conservancy, the Mohonk Preserve, the Open Space Institute, New York Natural Heritage Program, New York State Museum, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Cragsmoor Association, Friends of the Shawangunks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference.


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