Climate Change and Phenology

Our current project:

Intervale Lowlands is partnering with Dr. Ezra Schwartzberg of Adirondack Research and Consulting, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Phenological Network to develop land management strategies that help to mitigate the effects of climate change on species diversity and ecosystem health. Phenological monitoring is at the heart of this project. Monitoring phenological events of plants, insects, and other animals will help us determine the most appropriate management strategies to conserve biodiversity on our preserve as the region’s climate changes. These strategies include, but are not limited to, creating and restoring habitat, supporting increased genetic diversity, protecting stream banks and channels, and eliminating competing invasive plants and animals. Please join us in our effort and contact us for more details.