Ecological Research Foundation Created

November 2003

Ecological Research Foundation Created

Student interns monitoring wetland health

The Foundation for Ecological Research in the Northeast, or FERN, was created to assist with the management of the Upton Ecological and Research Reserve, which was created in 2000.

FERN is a not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance the habitats for plants, fish, and wildlife for the continuing benefit of the people of Long Island, New York, and the Northeast through research, education, and dissemination of information.

Learn more about FERN.