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ESF's Corpse Flower Blooms

About five years ago, ESF received four softball-sized Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium) tubers from The Ohio State University. We are nearing the first bloom event from one of the original tubers that is now over a foot in diameter and weighs more than 30 pounds! This unique plant produces the largest-known unbranched inflorescence (complete flower head) in the plant kingdom. When fully open it releases a unique—if not disgusting—rotting corpse odor which gives the plant a second common name, Corpse Flower.

Alumni Spotlight: Karina Lang, '22

Karina Lang, '22 is living her passion less than two months after graduating from ESF. She majored in Conservation Biology with a minor in Marine Science and is now interning at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Tiburon, California.

Mighty Oak Monday: Sarah Quadt

Sarah Quadt is an aspiring plant whisperer. "People don't think of plants as alive, but they are living creatures without a voice. I want to be a voice for plants." It's a natural passion for someone who grew up spending time in nature and feeling a deep closeness to the natural world.

10th Annual Loon Race Celebrates Summer in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary under the leadership of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) on Saturday, July 16 with an event focused on one of the most iconic symbols of natural history in the Adirondacks: loons.

Alumni Spotlight: Jess (Bumpus) Hess, '08

Jess (Bumpus) Hess, '08 graduated from college at one of the most challenging times in our country's history. The financial crisis was at its peak and finding a position to jumpstart her career was difficult. Her hard work and Conservation Biology degree earned her part-time and temporary positions at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Nature Conservancy. But after careful consideration, Jess decided to pursue her master's degree.

ESF History Cast in Stone

Marshall Hall addition features granite from the same quarry that sourced the building’s foundation

Mighty Oak Monday: Conner Grant

Conner Grant always planned to come to ESF, though he did not come here right away. He spent a year studying at SUNY Broome, his local community college, to start on his general requirements and prepare to pursue the Aquatics and Fisheries Science degree at ESF. Last Fall, he achieved his long-time goal and transferred to ESF.

Mighty Oak Monday: Bel Fiorese

Bel Fiorese, like many their age, was motivated to go to school for environmental science because they know it is a critical issue. A search for colleges led them to ESF and they applied and enrolled without hesitation.

SUNY ESF Hosts NYSDEC 2022 Forest Ranger Training Academy in the Adirondacks

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) — the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment—is proud to announce it is hosting the prestigious New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger Training Academy at the College's Ranger School and Newcomb campus in the Adirondack Park.

Mighty Oak Monday: Twiggy Hamilton

Twiggy Hamilton had a long road to get to where she is today. Unsure of how to navigate the college process, she instead entered the workforce after high school and moved to Chicago.