Please 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 further information.

Diane Husic of Moravian College and Lehigh Gap Nature Center will moderate the Summit.  Presenters will include:

  • 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

These 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.

The Summit 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.