Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering-2015

Our biennial meetings are designed for alpine researchers, managers, and stewards to share information, expand their training, and improve the understanding and stewardship of the alpine areas of Northeastern North America.


The 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering will be held on October 25-27 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York. The gathering is being hosted by the Adirondack Mountain Club, in partnership with the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and The Waterman Fund.


Tom Butler, from Tompkins Conservation, will be giving the opening presentation on Friday and Ben Lawhon, from Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, will be Saturday’s keynote speaker.

Call For Abstracts

The Waterman Fund is no longer accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations on topics regarding alpine stewardship and wilderness management in the Northeastern United States and Canada. The submission deadline was August 30th, 2019.


Registration for the conference closed. If you have any questions please direct them to ADK’s Summit Steward Coordinator Kayla White,


Accommodations are not included in registering for the conference. The 11th Gathering will be held at the High Peaks Resort. There are single king and double queen bedded rooms blocked off for the conference. There is a two-night minimum stay required and the rooms cost $152 per night. We recommend booking a double queen bedded room with a friend to keep costs low. You can reserve by calling (518) 523-4411 and reserving your room under the event “Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering” or emailing this form to


The Waterman Fund and Adirondack Mountain Club are thankful for the following sponsors of the 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering.

Past Gatherings


The 10th Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering was held on April 27-29 at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, VT. The gathering is being hosted by The Waterman Fund, in partnership with the USFS and MERE. You can review the program here.


The 9th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering was held on November 6-8 in the shadows of Katahdin at the New England Outdoor Center, Millinocket, Maine. See the 2015 Alpine Steward Newsletter (page 11) for a description of the weekend’s events.


The 8th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering was held on November 1-3 at Sargent Center, Hancock, NH.. The title was The Alpine: Bellwether of Change. The Gathering was hosted by the MERE Project and the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England. Key addresses were offered by Michael Jones and Liz WilleyEastern Alpine Guide: A Vision for Collaborative Conservation; Amy Seidl – Environmental Pragmatism and Stewardship in the 21st Century. Read more about the Gathering here ›


The 7th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering  was hosted by the Green Mountain Club at their headquarters in Waterbury Center, Vermont.


The 6th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering took place in the Adirondacks and was hosted by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Information about the Gathering is available by contacting us.


The 5th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering was held on June 8-9, and was hosted by Acadia National Park.

“On behalf of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Trails Department, I would like to make a donation to help support this fund that will help to continue the work Laura and Guy pioneered in the Northeast mountains.”

Andrew Norkin
White Mountains Trail Manager
Appalachian Mountain Club