The third Summer Leadership Institute held, July 18-28, with 20 teachers and numerous resource people. Kelly Nolan, an instructor for the summer institutes, wrote a report entitled A Rapid Assessment of the Upper Class C(T) Reach of the Rutgers Creek, Orange County, New York, which summarized the results of aquatic and terrestrial studies on Rutgers Creek Wildlife Conservancy, conducted July 2001, by Brandwein Summer Leadership Institute Fellows and the Hudson Basin River Watch Rapid Bioassessmernt Team with entomological assistance from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Stream Biomonitoring Unit.
Fungal forays were initiated on the Conservancy grounds by members of the New Jersey Mycological Association. Since 2002, over 500 species have been identified on the property.
David Foord was elected to the Board in 2002.