SUNY-ESF faculty, staff, students and volunteers fanned out across and around Onondaga Lake for a 24 hour period to identify as many plants and animals as possible to learn how much the lake has recovered from being extremely polluted.
SUNY-ESF's Newcomb campus resides in the heart of the Adirondacks. Situated in the Huntingdon Wildlife Forest, a spectacular 15,000 acre property donated to SUNY-ESF by the Huntingdon family in 1932, the Newcomb campus includes the Adirondack Interpretive Center, a nature center that invites the public to enjoy and learn about the Adirondacks' natural beauties, and the Adirondack Ecological Center, the academic wing of the campus which maintains research facilities and resources including over 60 years of atmospheric data, as well as an expanding array of educational opportunities for SUNY-ESF students and others.
The campus also plays host to the Northern Forest Institute, a collaborative partnership between ESF, New York state agencies, and other education, outreach and research organizations of the Adirondacks. The NFI's mission is to foster the science and stewardship of the Adirondacks so that New York's northern forests will remain healthy and beautiful for generations to come.