Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director

Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director

Wes Gillingham is one of the founders and the Program Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the Catskill Region in New York State. Wes serves on the New York Sate Forest Preserve Advisory Committee providing advice and guidance to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which manages the 3.4 million acres of the State Forest Preserve. He is on the board of Directors for the Sullivan County Farm Bureau and the legislative policy committee for The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). From 1997 to 2007 Wes with his wife Amy ran a 150 member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable operation in Youngsville NY and during that time he also served on the Board of Directors of NOFA-NY. Prior to farming Wes was an Acting Director of Field Programs for the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute (AEI), a fully accredited, traveling undergraduate and graduate environmental studies program at Lesley University. Wes spent ten years working as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River where he lead the canoe training for incoming Park Rangers, lead interpretive history and natural history programs, and did canoe patrols along the river. For two years he was a wildlife technician for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s 3 offices in New Paltz, NY. Wes and Amy are raising their two children on land in the Catskills that has been in his family for 55 years along with their Scottish Highland Cattle, Icelandic and Scottish Blackface Sheep.

You can reach Mr. Gillingham at 845 482-5400.

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Ramsay Adams, Catskill Mountainkeeper Executive Director

Ramsay Adams, Catskill Mountainkeeper Executive Director

Ramsay Adams is the Founder and Executive Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the Catskill Region in New York State. Mr. Adams is also the Secretary and a board member of the Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, a county wide organization that promotes sustainable energy, companies and working wage jobs , the Executive Producer of the online environmental video website Environmental Countdown, and a film and television music supervisor, author, and educator. Prior to founding Catskill Mountainkeeper in 2006, Mr. Adams created and taught the “Music Supervision” course at New York University’s Center for Advanced Digital Applications and wrote the book “Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, and New Media” (Schirmer). He co-founded MusicSupervisionCentral.com, a music supervision services company. Mr. Adams was the Music Director for the Fox News Channel for over 4 years and is the film music supervisor of many award winning films including “Jihad for Love”, “The Break Up Artist”, and “Heights.” Mr. Adams and his wife Ananda live in the Catskills with their two children.

You can reach Mr. Adams at 845 482-5400.

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Mountainkeeper Meeting on DEC Scoping Hearing

Mountainkeeper Meeting on DEC Scoping Hearing

Listen to Public Radio WJFF Catskills air the Catskill Mountainkeeper Meeting on How to Get Involved in the Natural Gas Drilling Scoping Hearings by the New York DEC That Will Set the Environmental Laws For Drilling in New York State DECEMBER 1, 2008 NATURAL GAS DRILLING IN THE CATSKILLS – TAKE ACTION! CATSKILL MOUNTAINKEEPER CO-SPONSORS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GAS DRILLING SCOPING HEARINGS The Meeting was held on Monday December 1st at the Tusten Town Hall in Narrowsburg This community workshop was designed to provide a foundation of understanding of the current Generic Environmental Impact Statement on gas drilling in New York State and to highlight issues that are being reviewed as part of the Supplemental Study.