Frost Valley YMCA is a Outdoor
Center located on 6,000 acres surrounded by the Catskill Forest Preserve.
The mission of the Frost Valley
YMCA is offer an Environmental Education Program which will create in
the most rapid and efficient way possible, an environmentally literate
citizenry--a citizenry who understands it's interdependence with and
responsibility for the total environment, natural and human-made, and
which possesses the knowledge and concern to solve existing problems
and prevent future environmental degradation.
An arboretum, by definition, is
an outdoor collection of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants systematically
and aesthetically arranged for the purposes of demonstration, research,
and education. The Mountain Top Arboretum is a "living museum"
where visitors are welcome daily throughout the summer month, to walk
about, enjoy and learn more about trees and shrubs that are not indigenous
to the Catskills but have proven to grow happily in this environment
The Raptor Project is an extraordinary
and outstanding array of "Birds of Prey" - eagles, hawks,
falcons and owls displayed in an exquisite natural habitat. The Raptor
project is a very entertaining and exciting presentation and exhibit
that has won the rapt attention and hearts of millions of captivated
audiences throughout the nation.
The Eagle Institute is a nonprofit
volunteer organization dedicated to the protection of the bald eagle
and other birds of prey. We promote habitat conservation and stewardship
CFA is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to enhancing all facets of the forest in New York State's
Catskill Region. The region's hardwood forests provide wood and fiber
to industry worldwide, support a rich diversity of plants and animals,
encompass New York City's watershed, and host tourists and recreationalists
from across the country. Some of the world's premiere trout fishing
streams flow through these forests. In the Catskills, families have
supported themselves for decades through farming and logging. CFA works
to ensure that the Catskill Mountains have a productive, working forest
for present and future generations.
Shaped over eons, protected for
you and your children, it's a world of Hudson Valley and Catskill vistas,
sheer white cliffs, and stately hemlock forests. A refuge for deer,
rabbits, turkeys and ravens, we're only 90 miles north of Manhattan.
With over 6300 acres, the Mohonk Preserve is New York State's largest
privately funded nature preserve.
An international, nonprofit, wildlife
conservation organization. Founded in 1984, the Elk Foundation's mission
is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, and their habitat.
One of the Foundation's projects
is to study the feasibility of reintroducing Elk to the Catskill and
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
water-quality studies in basins in the Catskill Mountains provide information
that is useful for identifying hydrologic processes and trends in the
water quality of mountain streams. New York City, which does not use
filtration in the treatment of its drinking water, obtains its water
supply from these basins. With adequate data and understanding of hydrologic
processes in the Catskills, the city can consider alternative water-treatment
National Nature Organizations
active in the Catskill area
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