join us for the second Kittatinny Science and
Research Summit to be held at Lehigh Gap Nature
Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, PA
on February 27, 2013.
This year's summit will focus on "Closing the Gaps." We will learn about ongoing research and monitoring projects that are gathering information that is important to conservation of the Kittatinny Ridge and Corridor. We will also have several breakout sessions to help us plan new initiatives for research and monitoring that gather critical information for conservation.
Please RSVP to Dan Kunkle by
February 20th if you plan on attending or would like
Diane Husic of Moravian College and Lehigh Gap Nature
Center will moderate the Summit. Presenters will
- Kim McKee, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Marian Orlouski, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Elizabeth Crisfield, Penn State University
- Terry Master, East Stroudsburg University
- Dave Mitchell, PA Game Commission
In addition, there will be several breakout sessions including:
- Planning for an all Kittatinny Ridge breeding bird survey
- Addressing threats and planning for habitat quality assessment along the ridge and corridor
sessions will focus on concrete ways to gather information
to fill in data gaps in our knowledge of the Ridge to
inform our conservation work.
We will conclude with ideas for moving forward with monitoring and filling in the data gaps, plus concrete methods for addressing some of the threats, such as right-of-way management.
Lunch will be provided to summit participants. A
final, detailed agenda will be sent to participants prior
to the summit. Registration will be at 9:30am with
the Summit beginning at 9:45am.
is part of the work of the Kittatinny Coalition and is
funded in part by PA Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, Lehigh Valley Greenway,
Conservation Landscape Initiative.