Spruce grouse topic of upcoming seminar - 2008-03-12
DEC wildlife grants biologist Angie Ross speaking on Friday, March 21
CONTACT: Kenneth Aaron, director of communications, (518) 327-6297
PAUL SMITHS - A state wildlife grants biologist will discuss spruce grouse in an upcoming installment of the Paul Smith's College Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series.
Angie Ross, who works with spruce grouse and other threatened and endangered species at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will speak from 10:10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21, in the Pine Room of the Joan Weill Student Center.
Her talk, entitled "Spruce grouse distribution, movements and habitat: a mid-successional species in an aging landscape," is free and open to the public. The college is located at the intersection of Rts. 30 and 86 in Paul Smiths.
Ross, whose master's degree studies at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry involved spruce grouse conservation, has worked on projects involving species such as Blanding's turtles, northern goshawks, burrowing owls and lesser long-nosed bats.
This is the second semester for the seminar series, which is sponsored by the college's Division of Science, Liberal Arts and Business. Ross' talk is the second this spring; a third, in April, has yet to be scheduled.
Paul Smith's College is the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondack Park. The school, on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, encompasses 14,200 acres of forests, streams, lakes and mountains that are available for students to explore and study. The College offers both bachelor’s and associate degree programs which focus on experiential learning in a variety of majors including biology; fish and wildlife sciences; natural resources; environmental science; forestry; surveying; recreation, adventure travel and ecotourism; hospitality, resort and culinary management; liberal arts; and business.