Tag: Columbia Land Conservancy

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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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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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife

 

The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for January is Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife, on the 20th.  

Have you ever wondered what our wildlife neighbors are doing when we’re not watching? Join CLC and wildlife camera specialist Sally Naser, of CR Wildlife Cams to learn how trail cameras work, tips on where to set them up and how to get started in your own backyard. Sally will share stories from the field, including beautiful photos and videos of wildlife in western and central Massachusetts.

Sally Naser is the Director of Conservation Restriction Stewardship for The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts. She’s a skilled camera trapper who consults with other camera trappers to help them capture a glimpse of, as she says, “what goes bump in the night”. She also collaborates with private landowners and conservation organizations, using the images captured with trail cameras to identify the wildlife on their land and make informed management decisions.

DATE/TIME: January 20, 2022 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

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

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Pigeon Watching, Dec 16

 

The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for December is Pigeon Watching, on December 16th.  

Who cares about Pigeons? Maybe you hate them, maybe you adore them, or you may just be apathic toward pigeons. However you feel about these misunderstood birds, they have played an important role in history, and can be found on every continent but Antarctica. Join CLC and author and cartoonist Rosemary Mosco to learn why pigeon-watching is easy, fun, and fascinating! See how the secret history of the pigeon can open the door to all sorts of fascinating history.

Rosemary Mosco is a science communicator, acclaimed cartoonist, and speaker on all things bird. She’s the creator of the webcomic Bird and Moon, and has authored many science books for young people, including co-authoring the bestselling Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid.

DATE/TIME: December 16, 2021 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

COST/REGISTRATION: Pre-register to receive login information. Click here to register.

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