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SUNY ESF Trails Link Adirondack Towns and Resources

Hikers looking for an opportunity to experience the peace and wonder of nature - without the overcrowding documented in a recent poll conducted by Sienna College - are encouraged to consider exploring trails maintained by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The College's novel approach creates a community model that allows hikers to experience the Adirondacks, including trails that remain largely untrammeled by humans. (12/1)

ESF Named Top Performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has again been recognized as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index. In addition to being named an Overall Top Performer, ESF achieved "top performer" status in the following categories: curriculum, public engagement, purchasing and research. (11/10)

Joanie Mahoney Named Fifth ESF President

The first woman to lead SUNY ESF assumed the Office of the Presidency on Nov. 4, 2020. Noted for her efforts to elevate SUNY ESF as the innovators and leaders in pressing societal issues, like dealing with water pollution, she is also recognized for her ability to form coalitions and achieve results. (11/5)

Survey Examines Recreational User Experience and Perspectives in Adirondacks

Preliminary results of a two-month survey of hikers in the Adirondacks found hikers come to the area seeking solitude and wildness, and would support capacity management actions that improve experience or prevent damage to the "forever wild" Forest Preserve. (10/29)

ESF Ranked No. 4 Green College by Princeton Review

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is No. 4 among the nation's "green colleges," according to The Princeton Review. The college received the designation when The Princeton Review published The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. This is the fifth year ESF has been ranked in the Top 5, and ESF is the only SUNY school in the Top 50. (10/23)

Reading the Scales

Students in ESF's Fisheries Science Practicum have been knee deep in water all semester documenting fish populations across the state. Using a variety of techniques and equipment, the "die-hard" students have also witnessed first-hand the effects of climate change on our ecosystem. (10/16)

Sierra Club Puts ESF Among Nationís Top Cool Schools

For the fourth year in a row, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is ranked among the nation's top "Cool Schools" by Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. Sierra puts the college at Number 6 among more than 312 schools surveyed. (10/1)

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