Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.

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. The3,914-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 will explore the importance of biodiversity in our ecosystem and the impacts of citizen science. The virtual benefit will include chat rooms and a panel Q & A session

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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. Her frequent hikes through the woods provided inspiration and a sense of connection with a larger natural system. By...

Research Spotlight

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