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Westmoreland Sanctuary internship. By Tubten Rabten

May 14, 2020

This fall I had the opportunity to work as an assistant at the Westmoreland Sanctuary at Mt.
Kisco. I spent most of my time learning about forest management techniques such as clearing
of invasives and introducing new more resilient tree species into the environment. From my
experience I was able to learn about the importance of wilderness sanctuaries such as
Westmoreland which provides an undisturbed habitat for organisms that are maladapted to
urbanized environments.The greatest part of this internship was being able to spend long hours
in the forest and distinguishing the many trees from one another as well as gauging their health
and future performance.