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- Environmentally sensitive airport lands protected. // Westchester County Business Journal;08/23/99, Vol. 38 Issue 34, p20
Reports on the protection of forest lands in New York. Transfer of the property's control to the State Department of Environmental Conservation; Management of the property as reforestation land for publicly accessible open space; Development of a management plan for the lands.
- A sterling struggle. Wapner, Kenneth // Backpacker;May93, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p13
Focuses on the Sterling Forest, located an hour's drive north of New York City. The forest hosts a segment of the Appalachian Trail and is strategically situated between New York and New Jersey state parks, creating an unbroken swath of green space. Struggle between the Park Service desire for...
- The forest. Davis-Ricci, Nancy; Knight, Frank // Conservationist;Sep93, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p2
Part II. Focuses on New York state forests, complex communities of plants and animals dominated by trees. History of New York's forests; The forest layers of canopy, understory, shrub layer and herb layer and their residents; The forest floor; Benefits and uses of forests.
- New york's sterling forest is a gem. Pyne, Lawrence // Field & Stream;Feb2001, Vol. 105 Issue 10, p60
Focuses on New York's Sterling Forest.
- TRAILS LESS TRAVELED. Powers, Sally // National Geographic Adventure;Aug2006, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p86
The article presents information on ten hidden parks in the United States. The first one is the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California. California's Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and international biosphere reserve 320 miles north of San Francisco....
- Winter tree walk. Eschbach, Susan // Conservationist;Feb95, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p40
Focuses on the author's experiences training children to identify trees found in the forests of New York State. Use of one's senses to identify trees; Tree identification mnemonics; Native species of trees in New York.
- Postglacial history of a marl fen: vegetational stability at Byron-Bergen Swamp, New York. Futyma, Richard P; Miller, Norton G // Canadian Journal of Botany;Dec2001, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p1425
Byron-Bergen Swamp, an 800-ha mire complex in western New York, is a mosaic of hardwoodâ€“conifer forest, white cedar swamp, and open nonforested fens dominated by sedges, other herbs, and shrubs. The mire is a sloping, spring-fed rich fen in which marl deposition occurs in the open fens...
- Effects of clearance and fragmentation on forest compositional change and recovery after 200 years in western New York. Yi-Chen Wang; Larsen, Chris P. S.; Kronenfeld, Barry J. // Plant Ecology;Jun2010, Vol. 208 Issue 2, p245
This study investigated the effects of widespread forest clearance and fragmentation on forest compositional change between pre-settlement and the present (ca. 1800â€“1993) in western New York. Forest compositional turnover metrics were calculated to evaluate whether soil conditions...
- INSECT INVASION. Carlson, Jerry; Verschoor, Karin // New York State Conservationist;Apr2006, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p26
The article reports on the possible environmental implications of the sirex woodwasp and the emerald ash borer for the forests of New York. A large, wood-boring wasp, the sirex woodwasp is a devastating pest of pine trees. Native to Asia, the emerald ash borer is a small, colorful wood-boring...