December 8, 2008, Albany Times Union: Going Nuts- Area Squirrels Looking for Missing Acorns

Going nuts

Area squirrels looking for missing acorns
By SHARON HONG, Staff writer
First published in print: Monday, December 8, 2008

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This fall has been a season of high anxiety for squirrels.

With a squirrel population boom this year, the furry creatures started to harvest acorns prematurely, state Wildlife Pathologist Ward Stone said. By September, most of their dietary staple was eaten.

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December 7, 2008, International Herald Tribune: Managing our investment in nature


Managing our investment in nature

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While economists are developing solutions to the economic crisis, they are not considering investment, at least so far, in the values of nature. Nature's provision of clean water, pollination, food and fiber are discounted as free services. Even in the best of times, investments in nature conservation and restoration get low priority.

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December 5, 2008, Mid Hudson News: Sundown Wild Forest Property protected

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NEW YORK – The Open Space Institute announced today the acquisition of a 136-acre inholding located near the town of Denning within Sundown Wild Forest of the Catskill Park. Protection of the property opens up additional access for the many hunters and campers who utilize this very isolated and pristine area for recreation and enjoyment.

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November, 2006, The Associated Press: New York wilderness: Catskill Park celebrates 100 years

New York wilderness: Catskill Park celebrates 100 years

PHOENICIA, N.Y. — Before the morning mist burns off, the top of Mount Tremper can seem a world away.

A heavy haze blankets the valleys. Neighboring Catskill peaks poke through, looking green and gauzy. Nothing but trees are visible all around. Yet a spry hiker with a car at the trailhead could be ordering a cup of coffee within 90 minutes.

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December 2, 2008, The Daily Mail: Winter Fest to showcase area’s heritage craft foods

The Daily Mail

HUNTER — The holiday season’s gift-giving offers a prime opportunity to share some of the Catskill region’s finest heritage craft foods.

In Hunter on Saturday the first Winter Festival Celebrating Catskill Food & Farms is a chance to learn about the diversity of the intriguing, healthy, and flavorful local products available.

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