Controlling purple loosestrife along roadsides in St. Lawrence County, an environmental history of Lower St. Regis Lake degradation and a fall photo essay are among the features in the latest volume of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.
Published by The Adirondack Research Consortium and Union’s Kelly Adirondack Center, Volume 23 of the Journal is available for order by visiting this website.
The Journal was published bi-annually by the consortium from 1994 to 2011, when it dropped to once a year, with a heavier presence on the web. Lacking the staff and the financial resources to publish a scientific journal, the consortium partnered with the Kelly Adirondack Center to publish future volumes. Volume 20 in 2016 was the first joint effort.
Located three miles from campus in Niskayuna, the Kelly Adirondack Center includes the former home of the noted Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) and the Adirondack Research Library. The library boasts a unique collection of material on the Adirondack Park and the New York State Forest Preserve, including rare books, maps, photographs, documents and the personal papers of some of the region's foremost conservationists.
Union acquired the center in 2011 from a private conservation group. It now hosts a schedule of talks, concerts, exhibits and other activities for the Union and local community.