The Catskill Center works to ensure a bright future for the economy, environment and culture of the Catskills.

ANd has since 1969.


what we do

Trout thrive in the cold waters

that flow through the Catskills' hemlock forests.

The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (a program of the Catskill Center) works to fight the hemlock wooly adelgid, an invasive insect that threatens hemlock groves.

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Streamwatch makes science real

for fourth graders in the Catskills. And checks stream health to boot.

A program of the Catskill Center, we’re working for the future.

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We gather land in preserves

and protect properties via easements.

Our function as a land trust helps maintain the Catskills forest, gives wildlife a home and humans a place of refuge.

For 48 years, we've spent all of our days caring for the region that we love.

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Find a trail, get a book,

learn something new and grab a little wifi at the Catskill Visitor Center.

Maurice D. Hinchey's fantastic notion of an Interpretive Center in the Catskills has been realized (and continues to evolve) on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper.

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Catskill artists

Catskill artists and artists inspired by the Catskills make public their work at the Erpf Gallery and explore ideas at Platte Clove artist residencies.

The Catskills is a land of makers and the Catskill Center supports their work.

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THe steward program

at the Peekamoose Blue Hole lessened impact and enlightened visitors.

2018 was the program’s inaugural year and was such a success, we’re hoping to expand into other heavily impacted areas in the Catskills in 2019.

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NYC water is delicious

and flows straight from the Catskills.

The Catskill Center's Streamside Acquisition Program helps keep it that way.

Stabilizing stream beds helps prevent the enormous expense of filtration and keeps clean water flowing from NYC taps.

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Get (or give) the new Catskills / America’s First Wilderness shirt
Available as a long-sleeved tee, kid’s shirt, fitted women’s shirt, uni-sex tee or hoodie, it raises funds and it a great way to spread the Catskill love.
Get one. Or a stack.