White Nose Symposium

White Nose Symposium

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

4:30 pm | FREE admission

The Williams Lake Project is thrilled to present the White Nose Symposium at the Rosendale Theatre co-sponsored by the Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy.
Leading experts and researchers in the field, Carl Herzog, Alan Hicks, Michael S. Fishman, and Dr. Craig Frank, will discuss cutting-edge research on white nose syndrome and endangered bats, including results from a research study currently being conducted on the Williams Lake property. The property is critical habitat for the bats, now forever protected land under a permanent conservation easement.

The new vision for Williams Lake is deeply rooted in understanding, protecting, and interpreting the rich biodiversity of the site and its unique natural resources. Over the past 7 years, a team of wildlife biologists, wetland scientists, geologists, ecologists, hydrologists and engineers have field-studied the natural resources of the site to ensure that “the land informs the plan” for the future resort.

The Williams Lake Project recently expanded land under permanent conservation easement by over 100 acres (total of 515 acres) and will maintain the vast majority of the site as natural forested landscape. Critical habitat for several rare and endangered species is now protected forever.  Critical conservation partnerships with NYS DEC wildlife biologists and university geologists continue.

This is the first of many community events to be hosted by the Williams Lake Project in 2017. View our online calendar to see the rest!