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Cranberry Lake

Summer 2022 at Cranberry Lake

Expenses

Expenses for CLBS courses will include tuition ($295/credit hour for instate students and $743/credit hour for out of state students) and food costs (currently estimated at ~$220/week).

Room and board:

  • At CLBS = $660 for three weeks

Transportation fee = $40 for some Electives

 

Questions

Questions about registration, courses, and travel to CLBS should be directed to dekavana@esf.edu.

Contacts

CLBS Director
CLBS@esf.edu

Mailing Address

Cranberry Lake Biological Station
PO Box 689
Cranberry Lake, NY 12927

Phone on Site

315-848-3444
Email Preferred — CLBS@esf.edu

Questions

General questions should be directed to Danielle Kavanagh — dekavana@esf.edu.

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2022 Summer Field Courses

This summer EFB202 (Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment) will be offered in three 3-week sections. All of the 2-week field elective courses will be offered at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station from July 3rd - July 15th, with the exception of Field Ornithology, which will be held at Newcomb from July 3rd - July 15th.

Session

Courses

Dates

Session A

EFB202

May 22 - June 10

Session B

EFB202

June 12 - July 1

Session C

Electives

July 3 - July 15

Session D

EFB202

July 17 - August 5

Course Descriptions

Professor teaching a class out in the field. There are lots of trees and students are standing on grass land with their backpacks.

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment (3)

Forty-five hours of lecture, laboratory and field instruction per week for three weeks. An introduction to the biodiversity of northeastern North American terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic communities with a focus on vascular plants and invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Incorporates practical field exercises designed to acquaint the student with problem solving. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station. The course culminates in a research symposium during which groups present their findings to their peers and a panel of judges.


Students carrying straw and walking.

EFB 337 Field Ethnobotany (3)

Dr. Robin Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor, ESF Dept. Environmental Biology
Tusha Yakovleva, MS Candidate, Human Dimensions of the Environment, ESF

One to two hours of in-class discussion and 8-9 hours of field work each day for two weeks. A field-based introduction to the identification and traditional cultural uses of plants in the Adirondack region for food, medicine and fiber. Topics include plant identification, traditional ecological knowledge and use of ecological and ethnobotanical methods. Satisfies field study elective requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 384 Field Herpetology (3)

Dr. Mary Beth Kolozsvary, Assoc. Professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Siena College

One to two hours of in-class instruction and discussion, and 8-9 hours of field work and each day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification, natural history, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles of the Adirondack region. Satisfies field study elective requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. Room, board and transportation fees.


an african american girl with curly black hair wearing pink and white tank top and jeans standing with some equipment. She is standing infront of a small building with green roof.

EFB 496 Wildlife Techniques (3)

Dr. Vanessa Rojas, Assistant Professor, Ranger School, SUNY ESF

One to two hours of in-class discussion and 8-9 hours of fieldwork and laboratory study per day for two weeks. The study of theory and application of common field techniques for monitoring wildlife populations. Concepts and methods include ethical care and use of wildlife in field research; identification of NY mammals by tracks, photos, hair, and in-hand specimens; aging of individuals based on tooth wear and molting patterns; assessment of habitat quality; monitoring of elusive forest species; techniques for capturing and handling a wild animals; radio-telemetry. Satisfies field study elective requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 496 Field Mycology (3)

Andrew Cortese, PhD Candidate, Forest Pathology, SUNY ESF

One to two hours of in-class instruction and discussion, and 8-9 hours of fieldwork and laboratory study per day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course designed to provide an introduction to the collection, identification and ecology of fungi. Satisfies field study elective requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 496 Field Ornithology

This course requires one to three hours of classroom work and four-eight hours of field work and discussion each week for two weeks. This course focuses on ornithology field techniques and the taxonomy, diversity, identification (by both sight and sound), natural history, ecology, and conservation of birds in the Adirondack region. Note: this course will serve as an upper-division field elective for all EB majors, and will serve as a vertebrate diversity elective for all EB majors except Wildlife Science. This course does NOT meet all requirements for EFB 482 (ornithology). This course will be held at Newcomb with a $780 fee for room and board, and an additional transportation fee of $40 applies.

Arrival Schedule

Located about 75 miles northeast of Watertown and 30 miles west of Tupper Lake along NYS Route 3, the CLBS marina is at 437D Columbian Road near the Village of Cranberry Lake. The main CLBS facility is accessible only by water.

Arriving at CLBS:

Watch for an email indicating your move in appointment time. If arriving from a long distance and an earlier or later move-in is necessary, please communicate with CLBS manager, CLBS@esf.edu

Directions

From Syracuse and West/Southwest
(From Buffalo/Rochester area take Rt 90 East to Rt 81)

  1. Take 81 N to exit #48 (Rt 342/Black River) Continue on Rt 342 until you reach Rt 3
  2. Head East on Rt 3 until you reach Rt 3a
  3. Tum left onto Rt 3a until you reach Rt 3 again
  4. Turn left onto Rt 3 and continue East until you reach Columbian Rd just before the village of Cranberry Lake
  5. Turn right onto Columbian Rd, watch for the CLBS Marina Sign on the left approx. 2 miles from Rt 3
  6. Park in the lot to your right

From East/Southeast

  1. Take I-87 N towards Albany/Montreal
  2. Exit at US-9/Rt-73 (exit #30) towards Keene Valley/Keene
  3. Turn left onto Rt 9
  4. Turn left onto Rt 73 N continue for approx 25 miles
  5. Tum left onto "Old Military Rd"-CR 35
  6. Turn left onto Rt 86, which becomes George H Lapan Memorial Highway
  7. The Lapan Memorial Highway will become Rt 3
  8. Continue on Rt 3 through the village of Cranberry lake until you reach Columbian Rd
  9. Turn Left onto Columbian Rd, watch for the CLBS Marina sign on the left, approx. 2 miles from Rt 3
  10. Park in the lot on your right