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Hoxie Gorge
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McDermott Nature Trail

Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve

Operating dates: Open year round day use

Conservation Biology Students learning forestry techniques-Photo courtesy of the Biological Sciences DepartmentThe primary purpose of the Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve is to provide an opportunity for class and individual study, research and enjoyment of the environment. Located only seven miles from campus, Hoxie Gorge is easily visited from campus during a two- or three-hour class period. Approximately 1,000 students per year are involved in academic field study there.

Faculty and students have used Hoxie Gorge extensively for research purposes. This research has attracted more than $500,000 in grants and resulted in approximately 30 journal publications. Research topics include insect chemical ecology and behavior, taxonomy of mushrooms, conservation biology of amphibians, pollination biology of flowering plants and nutrient cycling in streams. These research programs are ongoing and require that many areas of the property remain undisturbed. Of special interest are amphibian enumeration and nutrient levels of the water.

Hoxie Gorge information, along with a map of the area and the trail guide for the McDermott Nature Trail, is made available courtesy of Larry Klotz, distinguished teaching professor, biological sciences.

For more information, call (607) 753-5488 or e-mail Outdoor.EdInfo@cortland.edu