CATSKILL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & MONITORING CONFERENCE
Save the Date! Fall 2021
At Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY
The Catskill Forest Preserve may be ‘Forever Wild’ but that does not make it immune from stressors introduced from the outside.CERM Co-Organizer Morton Adams, Olive Natural Heritage Society
Join us for CERM 2021
The Catskill Environmental & Research Monitoring Conference brings together researchers and natural resource managers working in the Catskills to share research and ideas and to provide networking opportunities.
This year’s conference theme is ‘What could the Catskills look like in 50 years?’ We’ll explore alternative future scenarios for the ecology and human life in the Catskills and how to employ the techniques of futurists to identifying emerging issues. Our premise is that having a set of scenarios to explore will help us to facilitate strategic conversation about environmental research and management in the Catskills.
While we encourage presentations on this theme, we welcome abstracts on any aspect of environmental research and monitoring in the Catskill region, or research from other areas that is relevant to the Catskills. We encourage presentations that review the state of knowledge in a particular area of specialization, identify areas where research or monitoring is lacking, or discuss new research methods that could be applied to the Catskills.
Confirmed conference sessions include:
- Catskills Recreation Trends and Projections
- Evolution of Forests in the Catskills
- Climate Change & Water Supply
- Ecosystem Research
- Environmental Management Success Stories
- Education & Outreach Success Stories
- Social Trends, Ecosystem Response, and the Evolution of Environmental Management
Who should attend?
The conference is intended mainly for researchers, students, and resource managers working and studying in the Catskills, but anyone who would like to contribute or learn more about the region is welcome to attend.
2021 Venue: The Full Moon Resort
Idyllic, pastoral and farm-like, Full Moon features over one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams, gourmet catering, extraordinary gathering places, and accommodations ranging from B&B Style to luxury mountainside cottages.