Northern Forest Institute to open in Adirondacks

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There’s going to be a new training institute for scientists and managers of the northern forests.

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry plans to establish The Northern Forest Institute, on 46 acres of Open Space Conservancy land in Newcomb.

The institute will get $1.125 million in state grants to start.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says it has committed $1.6 million over the next four years for research on visitor demand, experiences and effect on the woodlands. The center will also offer training for recreation managers in the state forest preserve.

The "northern forest" extends from Lake Ontario at Tug Hill, across the Adirondacks to northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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