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By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 - 11:48 am
Photo by Flickr user ucumari. Published under Creative Commons license. A few weeks ago, we wrote about the DEC's recent proposal to introduce bobcat hunting into new parts of New York State, and extend trapping season in some areas. The story drew plenty... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 - 11:29 am
Photo of wolf in Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana by Flickr user sometimesong. Published under Creative Commons license. It's official: Wolves are the new cougars. A study published recently in Northeastern Naturalist, by Roland Kays and Robert Feranec... Read more
By Jack McShane on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 - 12:43 pm
Photo of Catskills forest by Flickr user Scott Dexter. Published under Creative Commons license. We're delighted to bring you the Field Notes column by Andes resident Jack McShane, who writes regularly about the green hills and hollows of the Catskills... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 29, 2011 - 11:47 am
Photo courtesy of the Open Space Institute. The Open Space Institute announced yesterday that the Smiley family, longtime owners of the famous Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, have agreed to sell 874 acres of farm, field and forestland in New Paltz and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 2, 2011 - 3:43 pm
It's been a banner week for bear sightings in upstate New York -- and not just in the remote, forested areas where bears are a regular fact of life, but in some unexpectedly urban spots as well. Last Wednesday, a 200-pound young male black bear was... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 - 3:20 pm
Image: A graphic from the Open Space Institute's recent report on development in the Catskills, showing towns with the most privately-owned open space in darker brown. A new report from the Open Space Institute, a land acquisition and conservation group... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 1:40 pm
After several years of weighing the evidence, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finally called a halt to its investigation of the eastern cougar -- previously listed as "critically endangered" on the Endangered Species List -- and declared it extinct... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 - 5:35 pm
Good news: Goldenheart Unidiversity's 'No Bees No Food' project, which we profiled earlier this year, came in first in an online voting drive to receive $5,000 in funding from the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest. Project mastermind David Turan, cofounder... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 - 4:33 pm
Above: A little brown bat with white-nose syndrome symptoms. Via the Flickr page of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region. Phil Brown of the Adirondack Almanack posted a story yesterday about his visit to New York state's largest bat... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 - 11:17 am
In the Daily Freeman today: The state Department of Environmental Conservation is mulling whether to fine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for using stimulus funds to tear up a big chunk of the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in the name... Read more

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