November 19th 2020

Friends of the Ashley Schiff Preserve celebrates the 51st Anniversary of Forever Wild with a guest lecturer, Dr. J. Drew Lanham!

Visit the link below to watch the recording of the event.

December 13th 2019

Paul Siegel’s Retirement Farewell!

Our beloved vice-president Paul is retiring this year! Help us celebrate the many years he has dedicated to serving our students with passion and dedication at Stony Brook University! If you’d like to contribute a memory book the SBU CSTEP (Stony Brook University Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) is presenting to him in December, please email with your greetings, messages, or photos!

November 13th 2019

Special thanks to our own Assemblyman Steve Englebright or Setauket (Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair, Professor at School of Marine and Atmospheric SciencesStony Brook University) for mentioning the status of the Ashley Schiff Preserve to the New York State Assembly today at the [Public Hearing on the Environmental Footpring of Colleges and Universities in New York State]!

Watch Here live (…)

“Stony Brook has a an area on campus that is called Ashley Schiff Preserve, it was never been designated as a preserve. I can guarantee you that if a building was planned for the Ashley Schiff Preserve, then there would be an occupation of the administration building and barricades would go up. …Cornell University has Cornell Plantations (Cornell Botanic Gardens). They have the inventories.…Behind it, there’s a policy of analyzing what natural resources are worthy of leaving as natural as a resources for education and research for the faculty and students. Yet I don’t’ see any policy anywhere in the current SUNY system that provides for nature preserves, parks,or bird sanctuaries…and
We have significant resources that are not looked at first, as resources for that aspect of education and research. It mystifies me” – Assemblyman Steve Englebright

[Public Hearing on the Environmental Footprint of Colleges and Universities in New York State] was hosted ‘to examine the environmental footprint of colleges and universities in New York State and the academic and research programs such ‘colleges and universities offer that focus on the environment.

October 7th 2019

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As President of the University’s Environmental Committee, Tom Wilson read a resolution urging the University’s upper administration to keep the forest Forever Wild. The University Senate passed it unanimously on the following Monday.  To watch his presentation, click here. (1:15:47)