Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hudson Valley Forest Condition Index Webinar

Hudson Valley Forest Condition Index (Click here to register)

May 20, 2020, 12-1 pm

Conserving Hudson Valley forests is vital for the multiple benefits they provide communities – but which forests are most important, and why? The Hudson Valley Forest Index is a new data set that maps and prioritizes forest patches based on metrics relating to size, fragmentation, connectivity, stressors, habitat value, and carbon sequestration. This webinar will introduce the new forest condition index and associated core forest data and discuss ways it can be used in conservation and land-use planning.

Presenters: Tim Howard and Amy Conley, New York Natural Heritage Program; and Nate Nardi-Cyrus, DEC Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell University