Science Lecture Series: Fire on the Northeastern Landscape - from Past to Present and into the Future

50 registrations allowed.
27 people currently registered.


3/21/2019 → Gather and refreshments at 6:30pm, Lecture begins at 7:00pm


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

Event Type:

Conservation Program
Discovery Center Program

Event Description:

Suitable for adults

This evening Dr. Bill Patterson, Professor Emeritus at UMass Amherst, will provide an overview of wildland fire in landscapes of the Northeast from Prehistoric times, through the Historic period, and into the 21st Century, detailing what we know and how we know it. He will also include what questions remain, like, will changing climate and land-use patterns alter fire regimes as we now know them?  If so, in what way?  Dr. Patterson will conclude by emphasizing how what we know can guide the future management of fire on the landscape.

Reservations are required for all public programs.

Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in.
Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. If you make a reservation for a program and then decide you will not be able to attend please call us or cancel your reservation online to open up those spaces to others.

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

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds for programs with fees. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program reservation.

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