Science Lecture Series: Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

50 registrations allowed.
46 people currently registered.


10/19/2017 → 6:30pm-8:30pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program
Discovery Center Program

Event Description:

FireThe Albany Pine Bush owes its existence to the role of fire in maintaining its unique combination of fire-adapted plant species. How long has fire been an important part of pitch pine barrens communities? When did pitch pine barrens and other fire-dependent plant communities such as grasslands and savannas first appear in our region? Did Native American use of fire play a part in the development of these communities? This talk summarizes ongoing doctoral dissertation research that examines the role of climate, environmental conditions, Native American land-use, and fire on the vegetation communities of New York State over the last several thousand years. Join us for snacks and discussion at 6:30pm, the lecture will begin at 7:00pm. Ages 15+. Free!

Pre-registration is required for all events.

Fee: Free!

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to purchase your ticket.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance of the program at the Discovery Center reception desk.
Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. Please notify us if you need to cancel your registration so we can open your spot up to the waiting list.

While leashed pets are permitted on marked trails, we ask that visitors not bring pets to our educational programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program registration.

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655