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High Falls BioBlitz

Collect important scientific data at High Falls Conservation Area using the iNaturalist app!

An Overview of Solar Energy Projects

Virtual

During this one-hour webinar, Jen Crawford, P.E. with Crawford & Associates Engineering and Land Surveying, will present information about community solar projects, including the anatomy of a solar project and possible benefits and concerns for rural communities.

Explorer Backpack Program: Ponds and Streams

Roeliff Jansen Community Library 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library for an Explorer Backpack program.

Beginning Birding with ADBC

Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area 1452 County Route 21, Ghent, NY

Join CLC and the Alan Devoe Bird Club for a morning of birding at Siegel-Kline Kill. Bird Club member Joanie Scheu will lead us through the fields and floodplain forest in search of both resident and migratory birds.

Where the Wild Books Are

Virtual

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Dutchess Land Conservancy for a virtual book club! This year we'll be revisiting classic ecological literature.

Explorer Backpack Program: Take a Hike

Borden's Pond Conservation Area 1628 Route 203, Chatham, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Chatham Public Library at Borden's Pond Conservation Area for an Explorer Backpack program.

Explorer Backpack Program: Take a Hike

Livingston Recreation Park 4 Lockwood Road, Hudson, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Livingston Free Library at Livingston Recreation Park for an Explorer Backpack program.

Beginners Nature Photography

Olana State Historic Site 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and local photographer, Robert Gilson, for a special evening exploring Olana through a new lens.

Intro to Farmland Leasing

Virtual

Join CLC staff and a panel of Farmers and Landowners to learn about CLC's farmland access work, the basics of farmland leasing, and resources available to help support farmland leasing arrangements.

Best Practices in Local Review of Community Solar in Rural Areas

Virtual

During this session, Adriana Beltrani, an Environmental Planner with the firm Nelson, Pope, Voorhis will present what to look for in a complete site plan application package and explore ways for local planning boards to ensure that information about important resources and other local priorities are considered during the site design and review.

Explorer Backpack Program: Take a Hike

Hand Hollow Conservation Area - County Road 9 4079 County Road 9, East Chatham, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the New Lebanon Library at Hand Hollow Conservation Area for an Explorer Backpack program.

Forest Bathing

Greenport Conservation Area 319 Joslen Blvd, Greenport, NY

Join CLC and Brooke Mellen of Cultured Forest for a session of guided Forest Bathing.

Planning & Zoning for Community Solar in Rural Areas

Virtual

Adriana Beltrani, Environmental Planner with the firm Nelson, Pope, Voorhis will build on the previous session and present the ways that various local zoning tools, such as site plan review, special use permits, and supplemental regulations can be tailored to meet a community’s unique solar development objectives.

Explorer Backpack Program: Night Sky

Kinderhook Memorial Library 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Kinderhook Memorial Library for an Explorer Backpack program to learn all about the night sky!

Silvopasture Workshop

Virtual

Join CLC staff on a virtual farm tour to explore how Hudson Valley farmers are using their woodlands to pasture animals.

Explorer Backpack Program: Streams and Ponds

Germantown Library 31 Palatine Park Rd, Germantown, NY

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Germantown Library for an Explorer Backpack program to learn more about streams and ponds.

Where the Wild Books Are

Virtual

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Dutchess Land Conservancy for a virtual book club! This year we'll be revisiting classic ecological literature.