Flat Rock Jack Pine Wildfire Workshop/Field Trip

Description

This site is amazing and literally unlike any other pine barrens – a 3,000-acre contiguous jack pine heath barrens growing on <3 inches of organic matter on top of a largely exposed sandstone pavement. The understory is a continuous carpet of blueberry and huckleberry, with sphagnum and cotton grass bogs scattered throughout. The site is owned by the state and a private research facility, The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute.  Miner has a cooperative agreement with SUNY Plattsburgh, which has spent decades studying and using the site for research. The site is ~15 miles north of Plattsburgh. The 2018 fire was >500 acres and covered both state and Miner properties. CHECK OUT the working agenda in the link below to see what is in store for this event.

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Date(s)

Sep 13, 2019 11:00 am to Sep 14, 2019 3:30 pm
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Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips

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