The Catskill Center was thrilled to be able to attend the ribbon cutting celebration for the reconstructed Beaverkill Covered Bridge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The bridge provides access to the NYSDEC's Beaverkill Campground. On a beautiful Catskills day, we were all able to celebrate this accomplishment and thank all those involved!Read More
Learn more about why the Catskills are important and how we are helping the Catskill Park with our work in Albany. Then help us spread the word about why the Catskills are important!Read More
Recently a 100-foot weather tower was proposed on land adjacent to the Catskill Park's Forest Preserve. The proposed tower is to be east of Clum Hill in the Town of Hunter, on the ridge leading to the Roundtop and Kaaterskill High Peak mountain range, which is part of the Catskill Park’s forever wild, Forest Preserve lands and is classified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as Wild Forest. It is not an exaggeration to say that the view of Kaaterskill High Peak and Roundtop is considered one of the most iconic views in the CatskillsRead More
Catskill Center's Catskill Regional Invasive Species (CRISP) staff recently met with Friends of the Beaverkill to discuss the spread of Japanese Knotweed in the region. The Friends of Beaverkill Community is a New York State not-for-profit corporation primarily dedicated to preservation and welfare of the Beaverkill Community, initially the picnic area of the Campsite, the Beaverkill Church, the Covered Bridge, and the Iron Bridge.Read More
When he started to plan his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail earlier this year, it wasn't just logistics that Moe Lemire was thinking about. He was also thinking about the good that he could do as he hiked from Georgia to Maine.Read More
Two of the most direct ways the Catskill Center acts on its mission is through the protection and stewardship of our network of preserves and through our advocacy work to protect and preserve the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve.
The Catskill Center welcomes the public to our preserves and we work to educate and welcome visitors to the Catskill Park through efforts like the Catskill Interpretive Center and our support of the Catskill Trail Steward Program. We hope to welcome many more for years to come. But to do so, we need your support.Read More