Each guide includes a PDF of a map and a corresponding guidebook. You can also purchase print versions of the guides online at the CLC Store. Happy hiking! Northern Guide Book Northern Guide Map Southern Guide Book Southern Guide Map
A broad coalition of partners has sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Heastie, calling environmental programs critical to New York’s recovery and prosperity. Read the full text here.
While the landscape around us transforms into the brilliant colors of fall, the Columbia Land Conservancy begins a transformation of our own. As we welcome the new season and the changes it brings, the CLC staff and Board have welcomed me as President. It has been heartening to begin my tenure during such an outpouring … Continue reading A letter from Troy Weldy
Columbia County’s deer population causes damage to cars, forests, and crops every year. To responsibly manage the deer population at Public Conservation Areas, the Columbia Land Conservancy is partnering with local hunting clubs this deer season. Hunting is allowed at Greenport, Hand Hollow, Drowned Lands Swamp, and Overmountain Conservation Areas. Hunters must stay 150 feet … Continue reading Hunting Season Begins October 1
By Robin Catalano “Don’t move.” My husband, Floren, draws up beside me, so close I can feel the sleeve of his T-shirt brush against my skin. “Look up,” he whispers, and I turn my gaze slowly from the hiking boot laces I’m adjusting to the woods in front of me. A doe, lithe and glossy-furred, … Continue reading The Hidden Lives of Water, Woods, and Wildlife in the CLC’s Conservation Areas
Conservation Education Intern CLC is hiring a paid ($15/hour) conservation education intern for a limited-duration engagement. This position is ideal for a graduate or undergraduate student who wants to create educational content for teachers, students, and public audiences. Click here to read the position description. No phone calls. Social Media Intern CLC is hiring a paid ($15/hour) … Continue reading CLC is hiring two interns!
Questions about the beaver dam at Hand Hollow Conservation Area (Route 9) Was this done deliberately? Nope! This is part of a natural cycle of beaver activity. But it looks like the pond was man made? Yep! The original pond was made with an earthen dam with a concrete weir to control the water level. … Continue reading What’s going on at Hand Hollow?
The bridge over the Agawamuck Creek on Roxbury Road is closed for construction. You will not be able to access High Falls from Rte. 217 in Philmont. We suggest consulting Google Maps or similar for directions. The parking lot is still open, so please do not park along the road. The Red Trail is also … Continue reading Roxbury Road is closed, but High Falls is still open!
At this time, CLC does not anticipate opening our office at 49 Main Street office or holding in-person public events before the end of the year. We have developed a number of virtual educational programs and materials for your use, though, and look forward to creating more. Are you a farmer seeking help, or do … Continue reading COVID-19 Updates