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NYS DEC Plans To Manage Use Of Catskill Park

Nov 20, 2020
Atop a Catskills Peak
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn more people outdoors, often into areas officials say were already overused. Now, the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has created a strategic planning initiative to manage the Catskill Park.

Catskill Park Advocates Press For More Funding

Feb 4, 2020
Allison Dunne

Catskill Park advocates are spending the day in Albany calling for increased funding in the proposed budget. And they’re bolstering their advocacy with an updated report on the impact of outdoor activities in the Catskills.

OSI Protects Properties Adjacent To A Catskills Forest

Nov 22, 2019
Courtesy of Greg Miller via the Open Space Institute

The Open Space Institute has acquired properties in Ulster County next to a Catskills forest.

Catskill Interpretive Center Has A New Name

Apr 2, 2019
Courtesy of Catskill Center

There has been a name change at one of the locations of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in New York.

Petition Calls For Funding For Belleayre Ski Center

Feb 9, 2017
Courtesy of Belleayre Mountain

Snow is accumulating on Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills, but a group of  the ski center’s supporters wants to see funding pile up as well.

Catskill Interpretive Center Now Open

Sep 8, 2015
Catskill Interpretive Center

Three decades after Maurice Hinchey suggested the idea, a Catskill Interpretive Center finally opened this summer. The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is located on 62 acres in Mount Tremper and is the first information center dedicated to the Catskill Park. Michael Drillinger, the coordinator at the center, explains how it all came together and why it bears the name of the former state lawmaker and Congressman.

Funding In NYS Budget Will Help Catskill Park

Apr 5, 2015
Courtesy of Catksill Mountainkeeper

New York’s 2015-2016 state budget invests in a major park in the Hudson Valley.

NYS DEC Proposes Reclassification Of Catskills Land

Sep 17, 2013
Doug Kerr, flickr

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has a proposal to reclassify forest preserve lands in the Catskill Park, and there’s a public meeting tonight.