Columbia Land Conservancy
Conservancy News: September

Join CLC for a Nature Quest Celebration

September 24
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and various partners as we kick-off the launch of Nature Quest! All ages are welcome to this free event to enjoy the afternoon at Siegel-Kline Kill and test out this quest. Click here to register!

Ready, set, Nature Quest!

Beginning September 24, explore the Columbia Land Conservancy Public Conservation Areas, located throughout Columbia County. During this spectacular adventure all ages are welcome to read and learn about what creatures live at each Public Conservation Area.

What is Nature Quest? When out at the Public Conservation Areas, look for the magnifying glass to find the Nature Quest trails. Each Nature Quest includes six animals scattered throughout the trail as seen in your booklet. Collect stamps of the animals at each site by doing a rubbing of the engraved signs in the journal pages at the end of your booklet. If you visit all ten Nature Quest trails you are eligible for a prize! Bonus Quest: Find the Squirrel at the end of five Nature Quest trails and take a picture. Use #CLCNatureQuest when sharing your pictures!

How do we participate? Pick up or download and print your Nature Quest book, then you’re ready to head out to the trails! Books can be downloaded here, picked up at the CLC office, or one of the partnering libraries. Then pick one (or more) of ten Public Conservation Areas to visit. Follow the Nature Quest trails as you read the poems and activities to learn about each site and the critters that live there. Don’t forget to look for squirrels!

Guided audio tour! Enjoy the trails while you listen and learn using the Nature Quest TravelStorys. This audio tour will guide you on your journey and is fun for the whole family. Click here to download TravelStorys onto your smartphone.

Our quest is complete, now what? Mail in the completed section from your Nature Quest book, or fill out the form here! Once received we will mail your prize.

Click here to learn more!

Map of Public
Conservation Areas

All Public Conservation
Area Brochure

Hours & Information

Scroll to learn more about each Nature Quest site

Whistle while you walk!

Headed out on a quest with friends and family? CLC has your music choices covered with a playlist perfect for the whole family!
You can view more playlists on the Columbia Land Conservancy Spotify channel.

The Nature Quest project was supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Funding was also provided by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program.