Eighth Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering November 1–3 in Hancock, New Hampshire
Hosted by AUNE’s Monadnock Ecological Research and Education Project
(Keene, NH), September 5, 2013– The Eighth Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering, “The Alpine: Bellwether of Change,” will be held November 1–3, 2013, at the Sargent Center, in Hancock, New Hampshire. The event is hosted by the Monadnock Ecological Research and Education Project, (MERE), and the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England. The Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gatherings are sponsored by the Waterman Alpine Stewardship Fund.
Researchers, planners, land managers, stewards, and others who are interested in alpine areas of the Northeast will get together to share information and learn about new research. This year’s prestigious Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award will be presented as part of the Gathering’s Saturday evening program.
The Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering is organized and hosted by different organizations every two years, with the purpose of improving knowledge and management of the Northeast’s alpine areas. The alpine zone is a fragile ecosystem found on the highest mountains in the Northeast and home to species found nowhere else.
“The Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering is the premier event of its kind for alpine researchers, stewards, and land managers,” says Julia Goren, coordinator of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Steward Program. “There is simply no better event for sharing the latest in techniques, research, and resources within the northeastern stewardship community.”
Keynote speakers are:
Mike Jones, a biologist with the Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and the president of Beyond Ktaadn, a nonprofit alpine conservation organization.
Liz Willey, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studies rare ecosystems and wildlife from Canada to Mexico. Along with Mike Jones and others, she wrote and edited The Eastern Alpine Guide and co-founded Beyond Ktaadn.
Amy Seidl is a lecturer in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, and the author of two books on climate change.
AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies is celebrating its 40th anniversary, with the Alpine Gathering and a series of other events throughout the year.
About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at: www.antiochne.edu.
About Antioch University
Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University, a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 institution, provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.