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50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act

"The Role of Higher Education

in Shaping Our Wilderness Future"


This program is being held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act. The panel discussion will take an interdisciplinary approach at examining the role which institutions of higher education will play in shaping the future of our wilderness.

Reception to follow.

September 30, 2014

5:30 p.m.

Old Chapel

Open to the public


Moderated by

Dr. Philip Terrie, professor emeritus, Bowling Green State University


Dr. Carl George, professor emeritus, Union College

Mr. Robert E. Bullock, deputy director for operations, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Mr. Paul B. Hai, program coordinator, SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute

Ms. Cathy Shrady, St. Lawrence University, Director of Outdoor Studies/ Adirondack Semester/ Sustainability Semester


For more information, contact Caleb Northrop at or (518) 982-0295


Current Exhibit

An Adirondack Aesthetic:

Paintings of Lake George 1860-1890

    The Hudson River School was a landscape art movement of the mid nineteenth century. Fusing philosophy, writing and religion with nature, American artists turned from portrait painting to bold depictions of their new continent. The Adirondacks, and Lake George, were an early focus, and the battle between the Age of Reason (Industrialism) and Classic Romanticism (Nature) was engaged. The nation's foremost artists of the time left a legacy for future conservationists to uphold. 

                             Visit the Kelly Adirondack Center



The Adirondack Research Library


Lunch and Learn Series

Contested Terrain:

Land Use, Conservation,

and the Adirondack Park

With Professor Philip Terrie



Open to the public

$5.00 per presentation for the general public

$3.00 for faculty and staff, free to Union students

Please bring a bag lunch.

Cookies and drinks will be provided.

For more information contact Caleb Northrop

at or (518) 982-0295.


October 13, 2014 Whose Land Is It? From Dismal Wilderness to Forever Wild

November 10, 2014 Whose Land Is It? The Growth of the Forest Preserve and the Evolution of Private Lands through mid 20th Century

December 8, 2014 Whose Land Is It? The Origins and Impact of the Adirondack Park Agency

January 12, 2015 Adirondack Recreation: The Golden Age

February 9, 2015 Adirondack Recreation: From Forever Wild to the Present

March 9, 2015 Contested Terrain: Wilderness in the Adirondacks

April 13, 2015 Adirondack Logging: From Cut and Run to Obsolescence

May 11, 2015 State of the Park: 2015





Adirondack Research Library earns grant funding
 “Grass Roots Activism and the American Wilderness:
Pioneers in the Twentieth Century
Adirondack Park Conservation Movement.”
For updates on progress and information on interesting finds follow the Archivist's Blog .
See more detailed information on the grant and project.






Open to the Union College Community 

& the General Public

Mondays 10am-4pm 

 Thursdays 1pm-4pm

(Or by appointment)

Please contact librarian prior
to visit so relevant materials
are ready for use upon arrival.


Kelly Adirondack Center
897 St. David's Lane    Niskayuna, NY 12309


Loraine M. Wies, MLS
Adirondack Research/ 
Continuing Resources Librarian

Union College


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