Advocacy

Since its start the Catskill Center has been an active advocate for the Catskill region. With our annual Catskill Park Awareness Day event and the Catskill Park Coalition, of which we are co-chair, we advocate for equitable resources for the Catskills.

Through the Catskill Park Advisory Committee we collaborate with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as well as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on comprehensive improvements to the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve.

The Catskill Center is a signatory to the 1997 Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

The Catskill Park Advisory Committee

The Catskill Park Advisory Committee (CPAC) was established by the Catskill Center and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference in consultation with DEC. The Committee is a group of local governments and organizations organized by the Catskill Center and the Trail Conference and represents the various communities and user groups of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Watershed.  The purpose of the Committee is to provide assistance, advice and guidance to the NYSDEC, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and other land managers in the management of the New York State Forest Preserve, the Catskill Park and the Catskill Watershed.

Click here to download the CPAC Charter.

Catskill Park Advisory Committee Members

Adirondack Mountain Club
Appalachian Mountain Club
Ashokan Center
Association of Watershed Towns
Audubon Society
Campground Owners of New York
Catskill 3500 Club
Catskill Area Tourism Services (CATS)
Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
Catskill Chambers of Commerce
Catskill Counties Tourism Services
Catskill Forestry Association
Catskill Land Trusts
Catskill Local and County Government
Catskill Lodging Organization
Catskill Mountainkeeper
Catskill Mountain Club
Catskill Native Plant Society
Catskill Rail Trail Interests
Catskill Region Invasive Species Program
Catskill Restaurant Organization
Catskill Sportsmen Organizations
Catskill Watershed Corporation
Conservation Fund Advisory Board
Delaware County
Eastern New York Ski Touring Association
Fats in the Cats
Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc.
Frost Valley YMCA
Greene County
Mountain Top Historical Society
National Campers and Hikers Association
The Nature Conservancy
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
New York State Conservation Council
New York State Department of Transportation
New York State Horse Council
New York State Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association
New York State Olympic Redevelopment Authority
New York State Snowmobile Association
Open Space Institute
Rip Van Winkle Hikers
Scenic Byway Committees
Sierra Club
Sullivan County
Trout Unlimited
Ulster County


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