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Call for Submissions – Volume 24 of AJES

Call for Submissions – Volume 24 of AJES

  The Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) is now accepting submissions for Volume 24, to be published in the spring of 2021. Articles of a broad disciplinary scope will be accepted for review, including topics in natural and social sciences, arts and humanities related to the region or more general environmental issues. Special consideration will be given to articles to be included in a featured section dedicated to Water issues in the Adirondacks and Northern Forest. Submissions for Volume 24 of AJES will be accepted between now and September 15, 2020. Click here to learn more...

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The Joys of Atlasing: Recording Now Available

The Joys of Atlasing: Recording Now Available

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State. The third atlas will take place from 2020-2025 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state. Learn about the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved. Atlasing is a great excuse to explore new areas and provides an intimate look into the daily lives of birds. Whether you are a beginner or advanced birder, this unique opportunity will strengthen your birdwatching skills while contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project. This presentation was...

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2020 Spring Newsletter

2020 Spring Newsletter

2020 Spring Newsletter Welcome to the spring newsletter. Regrettably, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to suspend our public programming this spring. But that does not mean you cannot continue to enjoy the resources of the Kelly Adirondack Center and the Adirondack Research Library. Our website features ways to visit (or re-visit) past events that you may have missed, and opportunities to virtually explore some of the holdings of the library.  ...

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Cooped up? Take a walk in the woods!

Cooped up? Take a walk in the woods!

The Kelly Adirondack Center is adjacent to the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club’s 111 acre Henry G. Reist Wildlife Sanctuary, which has miles of winding trails. You can access the Sanctuary from the KAC parking lot at 897 St. David’s Lane. Before you go, take a look at the Reist Sanctuary Field Guide, which includes the history of the Sanctuary, a trail map, and explanations of the 21 numbered sign posts along the trails. On a warm spring day you might be treated to a chorus of wood frogs coming from one of the vernal ponds. One word of caution: the trails cross several marshy areas and can be muddy...

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Available Online- Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps in the Rustic Tradition

Available Online- Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps in the Rustic Tradition

ADIRONDACK ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION   On October 22, 2019, The Kelly Adirondack Center hosted a talk by Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, titled “Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition”. You can watch the talk here. New York State’s Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre mixture of public and private lands, is the largest park east of the Mississippi River. Sixty percent of the region’s lands are constitutionally protected as “forever wild” and these lands include vast forests, hundreds of mountains, thousands of lakes and ponds, and...

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AJES Volume 23 Available for Order

AJES Volume 23 Available for Order

The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium announce the publication of Volume 23 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.   The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) exists to foster a dialogue about the broad range of issues that concern the Adirondacks and Northern Forest. AJES serves to bridge the gaps among academic disciplines and among researchers and practitioners devoted to understanding and promoting the development of sustainable communities, both human and wild. The journal purposefully avoids serving as a...

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