controlled fire in pine barrens

Science Lecture Series: Lessons Learned From 28 Years of Restoring Fire to a Globally-rare Pine Barrens

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 6:30 pm

6:30 pm - 08:30 PM

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Gather and refreshments at 6:30pm
Lecture 7:00- 8:30pm
Suitable for adults

Wildland fire is the process that drives ecosystem dynamics in pine barrens, much like the way hydrology drives wetland ecosystem function. For 28 years the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has been using a variety of strategies to restore the essential role of wildland fire to the preserve, and in so doing restore endangered wildlife habitat and reduce the risks of uncontrolled wildfire.  In this presentation, Conservation Director, Neil Gifford, will highlight what the Commission has accomplished and learned about restoring fire’s role to the world’s best remaining example of an inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655
195 New Karner Road Suite 1
Albany, New York

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