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February 2016 Workshop
Which way should I go? Using a compass … Part 2
This month’s workshop is part 2 of a 3-part-workshop focusing on how to use a compass. Last month Barb Brenner presented how to use magnetic north to take and use a bearing. This month, we will work with a map, learning how to use true north to take and use a bearing. True north is used as the “north” on topo maps. Bring your compass to the workshop. It is a tool for measuring a bearing, the angle between north and the direction we want to go in.
Next month’s workshop – Learn how to use a bearing taken with either magnetic north or true north and to use it with the other “north”. This workshop focuses on declination, the angle between magnetic north and true north, and how to adjust for it.
If you would like a copy of the slides from the 1/13/2016 "Compass - Part 1" workshop or have questions, feel free to email Barb Brenner email@example.com
Looking Ahead to March
The Heat Is On: The Effects of Modern Climate Change on Mountains
Presented by Benjamin Laabs
Modern climate change — especially rising temperatures — is affecting the Adirondacks as well as other mountains in the northeast and western U.S. From the decline in the snowfall and duration of winter to the rising tree-line elevation, or from warming mountain lakes or increased frequency of forest fires, climate changes significantly alter ecosystems and the physical landscapes of mountains. These changes can potentially affect the appeal of mountains for hiking and other recreational uses, the economic value of mountain environments, and the overall attitude toward conservation.
This presentation will include specific examples of the impacts of climate change in the Adirondacks and other mountains in the U.S., discussion of the effects of the current El Niño on North American climate and examples of preservation/conservation efforts (and the cost thereof) in federally-protected mountains.
Ben Laabs, Associate Professor and Chair of SUNY Geneseo’s Geological Sciences Department (and aspiring 46er), specializes in glacial geology, paleoclimate and geomorphology research. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Geological Society of America Bulletin. Champion: Nancy Donny
Leadership Training Workshop
GVC Ambassador's Report
If you haven't signed up then you didn't get an invitation to help at Winterfest. See Photos from 2016 Winterfest here (Photos by Jet Thomas)
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