• Protecting Special Places

    For centuries people have been inspired by the splendor of our region. Many have made a life here. Protecting what you hold dear is what we do. WLC owns key lands and partners with area landowners who want their properties to stay as they are – as forests, farms, verdant meadows, and coursing streams.
  • Getting Outdoors

    First time in the Eastern Catskills? Visiting friends and family? Looking for some R&R after a busy week in the City? You’ve found your source for experiencing Woodstock and the Eastern Catskills. With fun outdoor events throughout the year you’re sure to find something great to do. And watch for our children's programs.
  • Addressing Climate Change

    Yes, the climate is changing. Over the past few years we've experienced rain, wind, heat, drought, and cold in historic proportions. We can’t change the weather but together we can make our Catskill communities more waterproof, windproof, and any-kind-of-weather proof for our children and grandchildren.
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Sloan Gorge Preserve

Located at the foot of Overlook Mountain near the Saugerties town line, the 88-acre Preserve is a treasure trove of mixed hardwood and coniferous forests, vernal pools, a seasonal stream, and bluestone quarries, and has the first self-guided geology trail in the area. (Download the trail guide)  pdf Learn more about Sloan Gorge from geologist Dr. Robert Titus. Click here for map

 

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Recommend a Place to Protect

We are always looking for suggestions about places to be protected for future generations to enjoy. If you know of such a place, contact us!

Citizen Action


Golden, West Shokan, NY 

850 Route 28 LLC a Manufacturing Facility Proposed Adjacent to Onteora Lake, Bluestone Wild Forest

The recording of Monday nights Town of Kingston's Planning Board meeting in regards to the 850 Route 28 project has just been made available. If you were unable to join the meeting live due to attendance limitations please email WLC Executive Director Maxanne Resnick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Recording of Town of Kingston June 15, 2020 Planning Board Meeting 

If you haven't yet signed the latest Catskill Mountainkeeper petition -- please do so here. It only takes a few minutes of your time!

Check out the Save Onteora Lake website for more information www.saveonteoralake.org

Learn More
Kathy Nolan of Catskill Mountainkeeper recently gave an in-depth and thorough interview on Woodstock Radio, FM 104.1, about the proposed concrete and steel industrial plant at 850 route 28. She detailed the many concerns this proposal raises for the town of Kingston residents, Route 28, the surrounding townships, and the Catskill Park corridor!

Read the most recent Hudson Valley One article by Paul Smart here
Read the most recent Daily Freeman article by Bill Kemble here

The applicant submitted responses to questions received at the January Planning Board meeting those documents can be found here

If you have specific project impact comments to make to the Planning Board, you may send a letter to them via email. Because of the volume of mail, important to put the "850 Route 28 project" in the email subject line. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (And if inclined, please share with us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thanks!)

Thank you for your participation and passion. 


Check out our project Facebook page.
SAVE ONTEORA LAKE, PICKEREL POND & BLUESTONE WILD FOREST
We have moved the project information from the WLC FB page to one devoted to the project.
For questions or to be added to our 850 Route 28 project email list email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bluestone Wild Forest Citizen Group Meetings
Join Bluestone Forest Citizens' Action Monday Night Group Meetings via ZOOM due to COVID-19 transmission concerns. 
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Zoom sign-on info.
Focus is developing a cohesive strategy and building an organized group of neighbors who oppose this project.
Request to join the Facebook group - Bluestone Forest

Please continue to spread the word. If you know others who would like to join our Constant Contact email list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Many thanks for your advocacy.

850 Route 28 Project-related links:

Read WLC's 850 Route 28 Fact Sheet here

Click here to listen to 850 Route 28 -- Radio Interview, Radio Kingston with Jon Bowermaster

Click here to listen to 850 Route 28 -- Radio Interview, Radio Kingston with Hillary Harvey

Read the Hudson Valley One article published after the July 15th proceedings here

Read the Daily Freeman's article published after the July 15th proceedings here

Read WLC's Letter to the editor published in the Daily Freeman Monday, July 15th here

Read the Daily Freeman's article published December 7th here

Click here to read the February 4th Daily Freeman article.

 Click here to read the January 23rd Daily Freeman article.

 Click here to watch the Radio Kingston recording of the meeting 

 Click here for an article from the Woodstock Times/Hudson Valley One

Any questions, please contact Woodstock Land Conservancy Executive Director, Maxanne Resnick.
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