Stories related to the geology and history, and environment, conservation and stewardship of the Shawangunks, Catskills, Hudson Highlands, the Hudson River and her tributaries.
Conservation Organizations of the Hudson Valley- Keeping it Green.
The Hudson Valley is lousy with green spaces. Many of them recovered and reclaimed by conservancies, land trusts, or other Not-for-Profits. Read more
Minnewaska State Park is now open after a wildfire over the weekend burned 25 acres. Human negligence is generally believed to be the cause of the fire just off the overlook on 44/55 in the Town of Rochester. Read more
Life is returning to Sam’s Point after a wildfire consumed 2028 acres this spring.
All forest needs fires, but not quite like this one.
The Rondout Valley towns gathered to discuss the state of the Rondout Creek watershed. Read more
As outdoor people, it is our charge to keep our community viable, and that community is made up of athletes, volunteers, stewards, neighbors, environmentalist, conservationists, friends, family, and flora and fauna. Read more
Some folks call it Spring, others just call it Mud Season. This year it’s sure to be a muddy season thanks to Stella. Winter Storm Stella dropped upwards of two feet of snow around the Hudson Valley just before Spring this year.
With the usual spring rains and the snow melt from Stella expect trails to be a quagmire. Read more
The good news is that as of right now there is very little evidence of the Southern Pine Beetle to be found in the Gunks.
Tis the season for Blueberries.
July is blueberry harvest season in New York State and the Shawangunk Ridge have a rich history in blueberry growing.
Marty Molitoris and climbing partner Morris Sachs have made possible the donation of the Upper Devil's Kitchen in Platte Clove to the Catskill Forest Preserve(CFP).