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Cranberry Lake

Summer 2021 at Cranberry Lake

Expenses

Expenses for CLBS courses will include tuition ($295/credit hour for instate students and $708/credit hour for out of state students) and food costs (currently estimated at ~$220/week).

Room and board:

  • At Ranger School = $856 for two weeks
  • At Newcomb = $644 for two weeks
  • At CLBS = $660 for three weeks

Transportation fee = $40 for all courses at Ranger School and Newcomb

 

Questions

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

Contacts

Vanessa Rojas
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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2021 Summer Field Elective Courses

2021 Summer Field Elective Courses. EFB202 (Ecological Monitoring & Biodiversity Assessment) will be offered in three 3-week sequential sections at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station. The 2-week field elective courses will be offered either at the ESF Ranger School in Wanakena or the ESF Newcomb Campus.

Chart for 2021 Summer Field Elective Courses. E F B 200 will be offered in three 3 week sequential sections at Cranberry Lake Biological Station. May 30th until June 18th, June 20th until July 9th, and July 11th until July 30th. Wildlife Techniques will be offered from June 27th until July 9th at the ESF Ranger School in Wanakena. Adirondack Flora will be offered from June 27th until July 9th at the Ranger School in Wanakena. Ethnobotany will be offered from July 11th until July 24th. Field Herpetology will be offered June 6th until June 18th, Field Ornithology will be offered June 27th until July 9th, and Field Entomology will be offered July 11th until July 24th.

Course Descriptions

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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.

EFB 202

Dates

Session A

May 30-June 18

Session B

June 20-July 9

Session C

July 11-July 30

 

EFB 327 Adirondack Flora (3)

Alex Petzke, PhD Candidate, Conservation Biology, ESF

Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification of vascular plants and recognition of ecological characteristics of major plant species and communities of the Adirondack Mountain region. Satisfies elective field study requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. Appropriate for upper and lower division undergraduate students seeking instruction in plant identification and ecology. ESF Ranger School at Wanakena. Room, board and transportation fees.


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

Two hours of lecture per week and six to eight hours of field work and discussion 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 elective field study requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. ESF Ranger School at Wanakena. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 384 Field Herpetology (3)

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

Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of field work and discussion 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 elective field study requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. ESF Newcomb Campus. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 496 Field Entomology (3)

Dr. Jeffery Lombardo, Visiting Assist. Professor, Biology, St. Mary's College
Dr. Thomas Evans, Visiting Assist. Professor, Biology, St. Mary's College

Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. An overview of ecology, diversity and life-history of major groups of insects. Application of field methods for sampling terrestrial and aquatic insects and quantitative methods for describing insect communities. Use of technical taxonomic keys to identify unknown specimens to family or lower taxonomic groups. Satisfies elective field study requirement in all Environmental Biology majors. ESF Newcomb Campus. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 496 Wildlife Techniques (3)

Dr. Amanda Cheeseman, Theodore Roosevelt Postdoctoral Scholar, ESF

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. ESF Ranger School at Wanakena. Room, board and transportation fees.


EFB 496 Field Ornithology (3)

Alan Belford, Professional Ornithologist, Naturalist, Guide

One to three hours of classroom work and five to seven hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. This course focuses on world-wide bird taxonomy, and the taxonomy, diversity, identification (by both sight and sound), natural history, ecology, and conservation of birds in the Central New York region. Satisfies elective field study requirement in all Environmental Biology majors, and as a vertebrate diversity elective for all EB majors except Wildlife Science. ESF Newcomb Campus. Room, board and transportation fees.


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