COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. Our trails and grounds remain open.

Chad Witko

Vernal Pool Project Program Assistant

Chad Witko is on the lookout for birds!Hailing from Claverack in the Hudson Valley of New York, Chad has been an avid birder since the age of 3. After earning his B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY-ESF, he traveled the country extensively in search of birding opportunities and conducting ornithological research. Now, he’s pursuing his M.S. at Antioch University New England. His thesis will center around interactions between active forest management and declining bird communities.

During his 2017 internship with the Harris Center, Chad used GIS and spatial analysis techniques to model and map potential vernal pools on Harris Center lands.