Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
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Black Rock Forest is a living laboratory for field-based research and education, encompassing native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that are increasingly rare in the region. The 3,920-acre Forest features dramatic topography, more than 1,000 feet of relief, numerous lakes and streams, and high species and habitat diversity.

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Black Rock Forest Biodiversity Benefit

Panelists explored the importance of biodiversity in our ecosystem and the impacts of citizen science during the virtual benefit which included an interactive panel Q & A session and the results & video of the in-person BioBlitz hikes.

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Artist-in-Residence

Artist-in-Residence Jackie Skrzynski made a series of artworks based on her observations of invasive and native species in Black Rock Forest during her sabbatical from Ramapo College as an Associate Professor. Her frequent hikes through the woods provided inspiration and...

Research Spotlight

Watch our video following a day in the field with Columbia University researchers Dmitriy Aronov and Stephanie Hale. Dr. Aronov runs a lab in the Neuroscience department at Columbia University where he studies the phenomenal memories of chickadees and titmice.