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Newcomb Campus

Huntington Wildlife Forest

The 15,000 acre (6,000 hectare) Huntington Wildlife Forest, containing both undisturbed natural communities and managed forest stands, is the most important component of the Newcomb Campus. The research tract and the surrounding 6 million acre (2.5 million hectare) Adirondack Park provide abundant opportunities for ecological research.


Housing accommodations are available throughout the year in a mix of dorms, efficiency cabins and lodges. This includes three modern residences available for housing visiting faculty and families. Seven cabins and lodges located in the Arbutus Lake Area are capable of housing a total of 37 individuals on a seasonal basis or 33 year around. A restored rustic lodge is available for small conferences, with meeting space for a maximum of 20 people and overnight accommodations for 10. Bunkhouses in the Rich Lake Area provide space for 60 people. Additional accommodations are available in the Newcomb/Long Lake area.

Please note: The Newcomb Campus is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.

Rich Lake Dining Center

A modern dining facility seats 70 and serves cafeteria style meals. Vegetarian dishes are available for all meals and special dietary needs can be met. The minimum group size necessary for the preparation of meals is 15. There are bathroom and shower facilities located in the Dining Center as well.

Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC)

The AEC is the focal point of research on the Newcomb Campus. This facility includes administrative and research offices, a data storage center, computing stations, laboratories, library, and a conference room capable of seating up to 50 people.

Research Library—A reference library of approximately 2,500 volumes is maintained at the headquarters building. This includes technical journals, textbooks, and references in ecological disciplines. More than 400 reference books were purchased during the past six years. Main library resources of Moon Library at SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University are also easily available.

Computer Resources—Micro computing capabilities at the AEC are based on locally networked PC machines running Windows. Major software packages installed on the network include Microsoft Office, ArcInfo and ArcView. Peripheral devices include HP-Laserjet printers, a large format inkjet color printer and a digital projection system. Digital cameras and GPS units are also available. Internet access is available to faculty, staff and students using their Evergreen Network Credentials and guest access is available.

Laboratory Space

The Animal Studies Laboratory is used as a general purpose lab space. The building provides laboratory space, wet labs, freezer, and drying ovens.

Adirondack Interpretive Center

The AIC is the nexus for public programs, events, speaker series, courses and other educational activities. As the public hub for the educational and outreach programming the AIC is a source for outstanding learning options in the central Adirondacks.