Adirondack Club: Land management in state forests

Date(s) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
6:30 pm

Amherst Community Church


The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder. Please park in the rear and enter through the back door.

An education workshop will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. followed by socializing. The program will begin at 7:45 p.m.

Dave Paradowski, Regional Forester with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will present “Behind the Trees: A Look at DEC land management and recreational opportunities in the Southern Tier.”

He will discuss land management of state forests in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. His presentation will include why recreational ATV trails are available in New York State forests; how the DEC is attacking the invasive species, woolly adelgids, which threaten our WNY hemlock population; new land purchases in Zoar Valley that will protect Old Growth Forest communities and Cattaragus Creek along with its tributaries; why spruce removal and clear cuts occur, and how hiking trails are established.