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Forest Health Monitoring in the Central Pine Barrens
The first ever Forest Health Monitoring of the Central Pine Barrens (CPB) was completed 2006. This effort utilized the assistance of ten interns over two summers under the direction of two experienced naturalists. Ninety one permanent plots were established and forest health information was collected and recorded. The database of this information is available here. The photo to the left shows researcher E. Efstration in a Scrub Oak (Quercus ilicifolia) plot.

 

2006 Accomplishments and Future Plans

Results are expected in 2007 for a microbial diversity study funded by FERN. Read More

FERN funded the NY Natural Heritage program's 2005 assessment of rare aquatic plant communities in the CPB. Read More

With funding from the L.I. Community Foundation, FERN is conducting research to determine the cause of the rapid decline of the formerly plentiful Southern Leopard Frog (Rama sphenocephala) on Long Island. Read More

2007

2007 Batelle Institue presentation.
Mr. Fess of the Battelle Institute presenting a grant for the 2007 field season to the FERN team.  From left to right, Mr. Fess, Emily, Ariana, Sarah, Melanie and Dr. Tim Green.  Photo by Roger Stoutenburgh

2006

2007 Batelle Institue presentation.
Mr. Fess of the Battelle Institute presenting a funding check to the FERN 2006 Team, Wendolie, Kathyrn, Ariana, Emily, Dana, Mr. Fess, Neal, Jeremy, Melanie, Chris and Dr. Green.

 

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