Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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- ESF Faculty, Students Participate in Ecological Economics Summit
- Economic Development Project Focuses on ESF Willow Project
- ESF Partners in $15M NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant
- ESF Receives Prestigious Climate Leadership Award
- ESF, Upstate Receive Technology Accelerator Award
- ESF College Foundation Honors Miller for Teaching Achievement
- Fabius-Pompey HEROS Science Club Partners with ESF
- ESF Cheers for Student Athletes
- ESF Alumnus Inducted into NGA Hall of Fame
- Germain's Research Focuses on Working Forests
- ESF Student Named Scholar Athlete
- College Begins Expansion of Centennial Hall
Research in High Peaks Led to Protection of Alpine Vegetation
Dr. Phillip Craul's photos show trail restoration work
Dr. Phillip J. Craul, who was a professor of soil science at ESF from 1968 to 1994, shared some photos from a trail restoration project in the Adirondack High Peaks in the 1970s.
The images depict a critical turning point in the protection of the High Peaks, where fragile Alpine vegetation was declining.
Craul is shown with former ESF Professor Edwin H. Ketchledge, whose research in the 1960s led to the creation of the High Peaks Summit Steward program, which educates hikers about the need to stay on designated trails and avoid inadvertently trampling plants that grow in the Alpine Zone on several popular High Peaks.
Other members of the team are Norm Richards, professor emeritus in forestry; Bill Gladstone, a geneticist in the silviculture department; Ray Leonard, who was assigned to the College through the U.S. Forest Service; and Art Eschner, a professor who specialized in forest hydrology.