The Spruce Moose; A Publication of the SUNY ESF Adirondack Ecological Center
In this issue of the Spruce Moose there is much discussion of new and exciting things happening at the Adirondack Ecological Center. The successful combination of AEC research goals and forest properties management objectives has resulted in an exciting research project. In 2000, 100 acres of northern hardwood forest on HWF was placed under patch-selection management. The intent of this patch-election management scheme is to regenerate a new age class within the patch while concentrating the growth on the best trees in the remaining stand through thinning. Also, we take a new interesting look at road salts. With each storm, state, county, and town highway departments are plowing and de-icing our roads, making them safer for us. While these functions are essential, the de-icing salt being applied to roads is making its way into adjacent wetlands, elevating salinity levels, and detrimentally affecting aquatic organisms. Finally, get to know Anna Huntington, a huge contributor to SUNY ESF and the Adirondack Ecological Center.
The Spruce Moose Spring/Summer 2005