• 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!

In Case you missed it...


Going Mobile: Active Transportation for our Communities

Active and Alternative Transportation Flyer FINAL March 11 2019 

Understanding Our Changing Environment
A Series Exploring Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on a Local Level
Session IV: Going Mobile: Active Transportation for Our Communities

The fourth program of our free event series was focused on walkable/bikeable communities.

What tangible changes are needed here to achieve this?

Speakers:
Jeff Olson is a principal with Alta Planning + Design, and author of "Third Mode: Towards a Green Society." He has been involved in active living and alternative mobility regional or site-specific projects for more than 25 years. He co-founded CitiBikes and taught bicycle and pedestrian planning at UAlbany for more than 20 years. Tim Weidemann is Ulster County Assistant Deputy County Executive, founder, and principal of Rondout Consulting, Vice Chair of Kingston Land Trust board of directors, Co-Chair of its Greenline Committee and a leader in the development of Kingston's Pedestrian-Bicycle friendly infrastructure.

 

 

Going Mobile: Active Transportation for our Communities
April 1, 2019

Ideas Arising from Varied Themed Breakout Session