Armchair Lecture Series:
Steve Langdon: The Shingle Shanty Preserve
Thursday, 21 April 2016
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, 21 April 2016, for a lecture on the Shingle Shanty Preserve by Project Manager Steve Langdon. The lecture will cover the flora and fauna at the Preserve, as well as ongoing research. As Project Manager at the Preserve, Langdon runs the day-to-day operations of the Preserve and Research Station.
Shingle Shanty Preserve is located at the top of three watersheds in a remote part of the Adirondack Park, approximately 9 miles west of Long Lake, NY.
- The property has over 1700 acres of pristine boreal wetlands, 9 lakes and ponds, 6 miles of headwater streams and over 12,600 acres of northern hardwood and successional northern hardwood forests. It ranges in elevation from 600 ft to 2600 ft and is host to numerous species that benefit from large scale protection.
- The Preserve includes ecological communities recognized as exemplary by the New York Natural Heritage Program, including Dwarf Shrub Bogs, Black Spruce, Tamarack Bogs, Marsh Headwater Streams, Shrub Swamps, and a single oligotrophic pond.
- The Preserve is home to a variety of boreal animal and plant species, of which 12 are rare bird species including the Spruce Grouse, Bald Eagle, Osprey, American Bittern, and numerous hawks.
Steve Langdon has 20 years of experience working in conservation with government and private organizations in the Adirondacks. He has a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and is currently a graduate student at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Steve is currently researching the effects of wind disturbances on the flora of lowland boreal plant communities in the Adirondacks. Past research has ranged from wilderness recreation to aquatic invasive plants.