294 acres of farmland with more than two miles of natural forest along the Boquet River and associated tributaries, have been brought under a permanent conservation easement in a deal between the Adirondack Land Trust and the landowners, the Gillilland family.
The Boquet River, a major tributary of Lake Champlain that drops 2,700 feet over its 47-mile course from the Adirondack High Peaks to the lake, provides critical spawning habitat for salmon and other native fish. [Read more…] about Boquet River Farm Easement Protects Salmon Fishery
The Nulhegan Band of Coosuk, Abenaki Nation and Common Roots are hosting a celebration of the harvest of indigenous seeds at the Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 23 in South Burlington, Vermont.
At this family-friendly event, visitors can learn more about Abenaki food culture with performances, demonstrations, food tasting, storytelling and more. Nature trails and a children’s garden discovery area will both be open to the public and bringing your own picnic is encouraged. [Read more…] about Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival Set for Saturday
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Recover Body, Rescue Injured, Lost Hikers
The arraignment followed a months-long investigation stemming from a tip alleging the subject was selling trout by the Neversink River. [Read more…] about Illegal Commercialization of Trout Charges Filed
Small changes in daily habits can make a big difference when it comes to our environment. Take transportation for example; using sustainable modes of transport can reduce emissions and save on fossil fuel usage. Looking to get started and help our environment? This year’s Get There Green event is taking place from September 17-24 and invites participants to use environmentally friendly modes of transportation. [Read more…] about Get There Green: Sustainable Transportation Tips
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will host a free, easy four-mile loop tour of historic Irvington, Tarrytown and the Old Croton Aqueduct beginning and ending at Main Street School at 101 Main Street, Irvington, in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, NY.
The mostly level, shaded walk will take place on one of the most storied sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct. [Read more…] about Historic Irvington and Tarrytown Old Croton Aqueduct Tour
Lumbering made its way to the Neversink River gorge by about 1830, followed by tanning, quarrying, and farming. By the early 1900s, the Hackledam community was known more for its colorful characters and bear hunts than for its mills, dairy farms, vineyard, and the “very fine” 1880 home of a local lumber baron.
In 1916 the schoolhouse was put on wheels and carried to the more populous town of Rock Hill. [Read more…] about Walking Tour of Former Lumbering Hamlet, Neversink River Unique Area
Have you seen any waves of migrating birds lately? The blazing yellow that stretches through the map shown here shows us that heavy nighttime bird migration is expected through the Eastern U.S. after sunset Thursday evening, September 14. [Read more…] about Very Active Fall Bird Migration Forecast for Friday
The 837-acre Huckleberry Mountain Forest tract in Warrensburg, Warren County, which New York State acquired from the Open Space Institute in 2017, will, in all likelihood, become part of the Lake George Wild Forest and be subject to the strictures of an updated Lake George Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. [Read more…] about 6 Years Later Warrensburg Addition to Lake George Wild Forest Still Awaits Approval