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Millions of Native Orchids Flourish at Former Mining Waste Site

Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in the Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites - typically regarded as blighted landscapes - have untapped value in ecological restoration efforts. ESF graduate student Grete Bader, who completed her master's thesis on the site, said the plants are growing on a wetland that developed naturally on iron mine "tailings," the waste left over from the process of separating the valuable part of an ore from the rock that has no economic value. (4/27)

Woodsmen Compete at Northeast Conclave

The ESF Woodsmen's team participated in the 70th Annual Northeast Woodsmen's Conclave at Alfred State April 22 and 23. (4/26)

Two ESF Students Earn SUNY Chancellor’s Award

ESF seniors Margaret Foley and Fareya Zubair have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon students by the State University of New York. (4/25)

ESF Students Share Tips to a Greener Life

To celebrate Earth Week, ESF students were asked to share their favorite green-living lifehack. A "hack" is a technique or tool that makes some aspect of one's life easier or more efficient. (4/21)

ESF Celebrates Earth Week

While the rest of the world reserves 24 hours to celebrate Earth Day, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) takes a whole week to honor the earth. (4/20)

Ian Shapiro Named Green Building Advocate of the Year

Ian Shapiro was honored as Green Building Advocate of the Year during the 2016 New York State Green Building Conference held in Syracuse in April. (4/15)

Closed-Loop Art: Woodburner Uses Material at Hand

ESF senior Joseph O'Reilly doesn't always look far when he needs supplies for one of his favorite pastimes: woodburning. He often finds the raw material right on campus. (4/15)

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Calendar of Events

Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series presents Dr. Stephen Jackson
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Illick 5.

Harlow Film Series
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. 110 Moon Library.

Capstone Seminar - Daniel Goldeen
Friday, April 29, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 am. 314 Bray Hall.

Night Sky Talk and Star Gazing
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY. Event Website

Pizza Party Study Break
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Gateway Center Concourse. Click Here For More Information!

May Graduation Champagne Toast
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center. Click Here For More Information!

Early Migrant Bird Walk
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852. Event Website

Onondaga Audubon Bird Festival
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114. Event Website

Environmental Challenge
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Gateway and SU Carrier Dome. Event Website

ESFHS Environmental Summit Research Symposium
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Baker Lab and Gateway Center. Environmental Summit Research Symposium

Rochester-Area Alumni Gathering
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. TRATA - The Armory Bar, Rochester, NY. Click Here to Register!


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