Tag: Columbia Land Conservancy

Columbia Land Conservancy Under the Surface: Lake Explorers at Olana, Aug 13

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Olana for a Stream & Pond Backpack Program, Under the Surface: Lake Explorers at Olana, August 13th.

Join Columbia Land Conservancy‘s Jenifer Rosete for an afternoon of lake exploration. Take a closer look at Olana’s man-made Lake to learn what macroinvertebrates are living below the surface and what they can tell us about water quality. Waders, nets, and field guides will be provided. The Columbia Land Conservancy works with their community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land.

Jenifer Rosete joined CLC in October 2020 and is a Columbia County native with a degree in Environmental Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology Jenifer enjoys connecting to nature through hiking, bird watching, photography, and searching for geocaches.

Difficulty level: Short walk to the lake, then we will be exploring the pond with nets, magnifying glasses, field guides, waders.

What to bring: Sunscreen, water, weather appropriate clothing and footwear. Waders, nets, and field guides will be provided.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 13, 2022 / 1 – 2pm

LOCATION: Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTRATION: $10 Olana Members, $15 Non-Members
Use discount code EOO22 for $5 off
Click here to register

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Call Olana at 518.751.0344 if you have any questions about registration.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Volunteer Day at Greenport Conservation Area, Jun 10

The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) Volunteer Day is June 10. The CLC will be installing a mulch garden path in the new wildflower meadow at Greenport Conservation Area. Participants will be using recycled materials and local mulch to build a small pathway. 

Difficulty level: The work is 0.1 miles away from the parking lot, on flat terrain. It will involve raking and possibly pushing a wheelbarrow. 

Things to bring: Plenty of water, work shoes, work gloves and sunscreen.

DATE/TIMEFriday, June 10, 2022 / 2pm 

LOCATION: Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd
Hudson, NY 12534

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Columbia Land Conservancy Maps and Navigation Workshop, Mar 5

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Sarah Katan of Whale of a Trail to learn how to navigate a map and read a compass.  

Come explore Siegel-Kline Conservation Area with new eyes using a map and a compass with Sarah Katan, founder of Whale of a Trail Adventures. Often referred to as navigation or orienteering, being able to use a map and compass successfully is an essential skill to add to your toolkit before heading out on your next outdoor adventure.

During this 1 hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the new CLC conservation area maps, how to read them, how to use a compass, and the 6 Ds of navigation. This workshop is perfect for individuals and families interested in beginner or refresher map. All ages are welcome!

Difficulty level: Easy. We will be navigating through the different trails and will mostly follow along the Meadow Loop Trail. The walk will be roughly under a mile.

What to bring: Weather appropriate clothing: layers, hat, gloves, warm shoes, water bottle. Compasses and maps will be provided.

Capacity: 15 people

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 5, 2022 / 2pm

LOCATION: Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area
1452 County Road 21
Ghent NY

COST/REGISTRATION: Free (suggested donation of $10)
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518.392.5252

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The Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 19

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy on Saturday February 19th at Ooms Conservation Area in Chatham, and experienced birder Will Yandik for a morning counting birds!

Bring binoculars, wear weather appropriate clothing: layers, hat, gloves, warm shoes

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

DATE/TIMESaturday, February 19, 2022 / 8am

LOCATIONOoms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Rd.
Chatham, NY 12037

COST/REGISTRATION:
Free
Registration is required. Visit clctrust.org to register.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY
info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

 

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: NY Breeding Bird Atlas, Feb 17

 

The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for February is NY Breeding Bird Atlas with Kathryn Schneider, on February 17th.  

Do you ever watch birds? Do you wonder how scientist collect breeding bird data across the entire state with limited resources? Join CLC and Kathryn Schneider to learn about the 3rd NY Breeding Bird Atlas, a statewide community science project that monitors breeding birds. Learn why the project is so important to birds, what has been found so far, and how you too can get involved.  Kathryn will also talk about her new book, Birding the Hudson Valley, which highlights great places to get started bird watching in the area.

Kathryn Schneider grew up in Claverack, New York, attending Hudson High School and then Cornell and Princeton universities, where she completed a PhD. She taught college courses in general biology and ornithology at the University of Richmond and later at Hudson Valley Community College. Returning to Columbia County in 1986, she directed the NY Natural Heritage Program for 14 years as well as conducting bird surveys for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She is the past President of the New York State Ornithological Association, a former member of the Columbia County Environmental Management Council, and a Columbia Land Conservancy Volunteer. She currently co-chairs the Steering Committee for the current Breeding Bird Atlas Project.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 17, 2022 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

COST/REGISTRATION: Free / Must Pre-register to receive login information.
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