• 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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  • Know A Place to Protect?

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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


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Manufacturing Facility Proposed Adjacent to
Onteora Lake, Bluestone Wild Forest
and Newly Acquired OSI Property

August 14th Update

From David Rose -- Join Citizens' Action Group
There will be an organizational meeting Fri. 8/16, from 5:30 to 8:00p at The Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston. 
If you would like to help oppose the 850 Route 28 proposal please attend.

August 7th Update

IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATE FOR AUGUST 29TH PLANNING BOARD MEETING. CURRENTLY NOT SCHEDULED.
WLC has learned from Town of Kingston Planning Board that the scheduled August 29th meeting is not a public hearing for the 850 route 28 project. The Planning Board and their attorney are working on where and when to locate the meeting for this project.

Please stay tuned for updates as the next public hearing may be scheduled with very short notice.

FB users we welcome you all to our new FB page devoted to this project. Like SAVE ONTEORA LAKE, PICKEREL POND AND BLUESTONE WILD FOREST.
https://www.facebook.com/SaveBluestoneWildForest

Residents of TOWN of KINGSTON - getting involved 
TOWN of KINGSTON (not city, not neighbors) residents there is interest to develop a residents group to work on this project. If you would like to join this effort of local citizens working on this project, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can pass your name/email along to this residents group.

Whether you are Town of Kingston or not, if you have time, capability and interest to be more involved do let us know, and which categories below are of interest. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Note any special skills and experience you have. Project areas include:

Press/Public Relations
Grass Roots Campaigning
Legal
Environmental Issues
Fundraising
Economic Development
Elected Officials, Agency Outreach

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.. One can also visit Woodstock Land Conservancy FB page, which includes project updates. 

Many thanks for your advocacy.

Read WLC's 850 Route 28 Fact Sheet here

850 Route 28 -- Radio Interview, Radio Kingston with Jon Bowermaster
Maxanne was a guest this past Sunday on Jon's "Green Radio Hour" broadcast. A 15-minute interview for all interested. Listen here

850 Route 28 -- Radio Interview, Radio Kingston with Hillary Harvey
Hillary Harvey, host of Radio Kingston’s The Source, interviewed Kathy Nolan, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Maxanne Resnick, Woodstock Land Conservancy, and Steve Malloy, neighbor on Friday about the project. If you have some time (approximately 40 minutes) take a listen here.

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.

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