High Use and Overuse In the NYS Forest Preserves

November 15, 2020 - Catskill Mountainkeeper is excited to present a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear the experts really dig deep on the issues of high use and overuse in the Catskills and Adirondacks: on Thursday, October 22 at 6pm, we hosted a free online panel discussion with advocates, as well as state and national agencies, to explore challenges and solutions.

Katherine Nadeau of Catskill Mountainkeeper, Andy Mossey of The Catskill Center, and Rocci Aguirre of The Adirondack Council shared their first-hand experiences of the damaging impacts of overuse on our trails, and brainstormed potential solutions.

Ingrid Peterec from the National Parks Service offered her perspective about how these issues are addressed in our national parks and discuss tactics New York State might use to better manage visitors to the forest preserves. And Katharine Petronis, Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation discussed how New York is promoting sustainable use of state lands, particularly during the State’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sit back, enjoy the conversation, and drop us a note at info@catskillmountainkeeper.org with any questions.

 

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