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Restoring Old Growth Forest with Dr. David Hunt

Start Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!


Join us at  RLT's Young's Bog Preserve. David Hunt will lead a workshop on how to recognize, restore, and monitor old growth forest. To register and get directions email Fran Egbert: or call (518) 674-3214.


Young's Bog Nature Preserve in the Town of Sand Lake protects a classic kettlehole bog. Young's Bog is surrounded by an intact, high-quality inland poor fen with a floating mat of Sphagnum peat moss that supports wild cranberries, the insect-eating pitcher plant and sundew, and other plants found only in nutrient-poor bog habitats. Some of the plants here are rare for Rensselaer County. The narrow fen zone grades into a border area of open-canopy black spruce and tamarack (or larch) bog. The inland poor fen and black spruce-tamarack bog around Young's Bog Nature Preserve comprise the second largest complex of these wetland types in Rensselaer County, and the largest outside the Rensselaer Plateau. The fen and bog are surrounded by hemlock-hardwood swamp and red maple swamp and by uplands with hemlock-northern hardwood forest, all of which serve as a buffer for the ecologically significant fen and bog habitats.


To learn more about Young's Bog Nature Preserve click HERE.

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