February 8, 2015, 1:00 pm


Location To Be Determined, Depending on Weather
Winter is a great time for beginner birders! There are fewer birds around, so it is easier to learn about their habits and how to tell them apart. Join us for a winter bird identification program with biologist, writer, and local farmer Will Yandik. Become better acquainted with our feathered friends as we get to know the behavior and songs of resident and visiting winter birds. If weather permits, we will meet at one of CLC’s Conservation Areas, if not, then in CLC’s Chatham office. Stay tuned!

    Great Backyard Bird Count at CLC & Ooms

    February 13, 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY

  • Become a citizen scientist for the day, collecting important data for a nation-wide survey of birds coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.   Last year, almost 19 million birds were counted world-wide by over 147,000 groups of volunteers.   We’ll first meet at the CLC Office for a brief presentation from Will Yandik to learn more about birds and their calls, and then we’ll head to Ooms to test our skills.

    We will provide binoculars and bird guides, but bring your own if you have them, as well as a camera to document any spectacular sightings!  Please dress in weather-appropriate layers – we’ll be standing in place for periods of time as we count the birds.


  • Green Drinks Columbia County

    February 18, 2016, 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham, NY

  • Please note we’ve moved to the Third Thursday of the month and changed locations to Chatham Brewing!

    Join us each month for informal learning and networking at Green Drinks.  We’ll gather to find out more about an environmental issue from a different guest speaker each month, and have the opportunity to get to know Columbia County’s “green scene” during social time afterward.

    This month, we’ll meet at Chatham Brewing for a drink and social time, then take a short trip to Borden’s Pond Conservation Area to view the super moon!

    Questions?  Would you like to volunteer to be a speaker?  Contact John Horton.

  • Full Wolf Moon Walk at Siegel-Kline Kill

    February 18, 2016, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1452 Garage Place Road, Ghent

  • Join us for the first Full Moon Walk of the new year!  We’ll explore Siegel-Kline Kill by the light of the full moon after participating in Green Drinks (you’re welcome to attend one or both events).  Please dress in weather-appropriate layers.

  • Build a Bluebird Box at Schor

    March 5, 2016, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Schor Conservation Area – Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan

  • Join us to help construct habitat for our local bird populations.   Making boxes for bluebirds is especially important – they are cavity dwellers, which means they nest in hollowed out parts of trees – and much of their habitat has disappeared.


  • Big Night

    March 12, 2016, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY

  • Location and date to be confirmed.  If you like frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians, join us to learn more about the Big Night!  Big Night is an event that occurs when the temperature and snow melt is just right, and these animals leave their winter hiding places to journey to temporary vernal pools and ponds to lay their eggs.  We’ll learn about what different creatures you might find where, and take a short walk to Borden’s Pond to look for amphibians.


  • Farm Film Fest 8

    March 13, 2016, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Crandell Theatre, 46-48 Main Street, Chatham, NY

  • Entries are now being accepted for Farm Film Fest 8, an annual event sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the Chatham Film Club. The event will take place on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the historic Crandell Theatre in Chatham, New York.

    The festival shows films that focus on farms, farming, and farming issues and is especially interested in films that have a local connection. Films should be from 5-20 minutes and submitted in DVD format. The program includes films made by professional and amateur filmmakers. Students of all ages are encouraged to submit films. Selection of films for the festival is done by a panel of local filmmakers and farmers.

    Find out more here: http://www.chathamkeepfarming.org/FarmFilmFest.html

  • Pancake Breakfast for Volunteers & Members

    March 19, 2016, 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Triform Camphill Community, 20 Tri Form Road, Hudson

  • We appreciate the support of our donors and volunteers and their families!  Let us thank you for your help in keeping Columbia County rural at our annual pancake breakfast.  This fun and free event will feature local maple syrup, live music, and hands-on activities for children.

  • Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable

    March 31, 2016, 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Roe Jan Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY

  • CLC holds a series of Roundtables throughout the year where members of CACs and others gather to share news about Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) activities and related topics. You are always welcome to attend whether you are a CAC member or an interested resident.  Contact Christine Vanderlan with questions at christine.vanderlan@clctrust.org or 518.392.5252, ext. 208.