November 19, 2011
Adirondack Moose Population Studies to Highlight Annual Meeting
Dr. Heidi Kretser, Featured Speaker
Our featured speaker at the fall potluck dinner and annual meeting will be Dr. Heidi Kretser, who will present “On the Scent of Moose in the Adirondacks.” Moose are making a comeback in the region, but are still under pressure from loss of habitat and susceptibility to disease. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has recently developed novel data collection techniques that provide a new opportunity to study moose in the Northeast. For example, WCS formed a unique partnership with Working Dogs for Conservation, a project partially funded by The Wild Center and the Northeastern States Research Cooperative. In 2008 two working dogs helped sniff out moose scat samples containing important genetic information that highlights the importance of keeping open spaces connecting forested lands in the Northeast intact so that moose can move about the landscape.
As the Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator for WCS’s North America Program, Dr. Kretser works to bring a social science perspective to the existing biological science projects to achieve greater conservation impact. Heidi also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources and as an advisor to Friends of Nepal Nature.
The annual meeting and fall potluck dinner will be held at First Presbyterian Church on the park, 17 Park Street, Canton, on Sunday, November 6. Arrive at 5:00 PM for supper to start at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Supper will be followed by a brief meeting, at 7 PM, and the presentation will follow the meeting at about 8 PM.
Nov 19, 2011: Moose Talk At Fall Potluck (1)