Stephen M. YoungSenior Research Scientist
625 Broadway - 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4757
518-402-8951 | 518-402-8935
Chief Botanist, New York Natural Heritage Program
Steve is in his 28th year as chief botanist for the New York Natural Heritage Program, a program of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry but based in Albany. He has visited over 1000 sites across the state inventorying and studying its rare plants. He is the author of the online New York Rare Plant Conservation Guides and the New York Rare Plant Status Lists. He is also the founder of the Adirondack Botanical Society, coordinator of the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area from 2010-2016, and secretary of the New York Flora Association. He resides in Niskayuna, NY, outside of Schenectady.