Symposium: The Future of Forests: Global, Regional, Local

Saturday, November 5; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Symposium: Future of Forests: Global, Regional, Local

The 50-acre Forest is the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City. To celebrate its dedication and ongoing program of forest restoration, the Botanical Garden will host a symposium featuring presentations from internationally recognized scientists and policymakers who will address the essential role that forests play in preserving biodiversity, mitigating human-caused environmental change, promoting research, and connecting people with nature.


Dr. Steve Schwartzman, Director of Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

Economic, social, and environmental benefits of forests worldwide

Dr. William Schuster, Executive Director, Black Rock Forest Consortium

Changes in our Regional Forests and Implications for the Future

Dr. Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

Historical ecology of the Bronx River Watershed and how it has changed over time

Todd Forrest, Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, The New York Botanical Garden

Ongoing restoration of the 50 acre old-growth Forest

$20 Non-members / $18 Members
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Buy tickets now.