Education

restoring the American chestnut
New Hope

Restoring the American Chestnut

According to the American Chestnut Foundation, nearly four billion American chestnut trees once flourished in the eastern U.S. Sadly, in the early part of the…

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Classroom Outside

Local school connects with nature to enhance learning

When was the last time you visited a school with an outdoor, nature-based, classroom? Nationwide, educators and conservation organizations are partnering up to create natural…

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Lewis County takes steps to become a Climate Smart Community

This past winter, the Lewis County Board of Legislators took the first step necessary to become certified as a Climate Smart Community, by adopting a…

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Birds give kids a boost

When Sam* looks out the window, he’s not thinking about math, biology, or history. “Some days are bad days for him, but coming here to…

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kids on trails

Perfect Timing

Trails connect people to each other and the land

You would have thought that social distancing, and wearing masks, would bring our land trust’s trail work to a halt. Not so. Tug Hill folks…

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Larry Masters

Staying connected

Multi-state wildlife conservation project makes headway

2020 was a good year for wildlife conservation, as the Staying Connected Initiative took several strides forward in its work to conserve lands and waters…

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the bird quest program expands during pandemic

Tug Hill Bird Quest Goes Viral

When Covid-19 hit abruptly in March, the Tug Hill Bird Quest was just getting ready to kick-off. With schools closed down, and in-person gatherings prohibited,…

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