New Associate Director Kali Bird Joins Catskill Center

ARKVILLE, New York---The Catskill Center announced today the appointment of Kali Bird to the position of Associate Director. One of Kali’s main responsibilities will include the implementation of the Center’s new Riparian Program in the Schoharie Basin.

Jeff Senterman, Executive Director, says “I’m very excited to have Kali join the Catskill Center and look forward to her leadership within the organization.”

Kali is passionate about conserving the land and waters we have borrowed from our children, while strengthening the Catskill region's economic vitality and protecting its cultural heritage.  After working as a program coordinator, educator, and land manager with several Hudson Valley regional non-profit organizations, she founded the outdoor adventure company Hike New York, dedicated to helping connect people with New York's most precious natural areas in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.  Kali is an avid trail runner with a serious mountain addiction and predilection toward run-by botanizing. She earned her Master of Science degree studying the microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems at Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station.

Kali says, “I’m excited to contribute my experience and science expertise to help the Catskill Center continue to build upon decades of successes in the Catskill Region.”


Since 1969, we have led the effort to protect the more than 700,000 acres of the Catskill Park and Catskill Forest Preserve. We are the major force advocating for the Catskill region. OUR MISSION To protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.