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Alpine  Conference Set for  Nov. 1-3

East Corinth — The eighth Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering will take place Nov. 1-3 at Sargent Center in Hancock, N.H.

The biennial event attracts researchers, managers, stewards and others who are working to conserve the fragile alpine ecosystems in the northeastern United States and Canada.

During the conference, the East Corinth-based Waterman Fund will present its annual stewardship award, which honors a person or organization that has demonstrated a longterm commitment to protecting the physical and spiritual qualities of the Northeast’s mountain wilderness.

Kathleen Regan, of Keene, N.Y., will receive the 2013 Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award for her work founding the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship program.

The keynote speakers will include Michael Jones and Liz Willey, authors of Eastern Alpine Guide, and Amy Seidl, author of Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming.

The gathering will also include presentations on alpine research, education and management; a guided hike to the sub-alpine zone of Mount Monadnock; and “plenty of networking time,” organizers said in a recent news release.

For more information, or to register for one or more days, go to the website of Antioch University New England, www.antiochne.edu, or email neasg@antioch.edu.