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By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 - 9:38 am
Above: Kaaterskill Falls. Photo by Andy Arthur via Flickr.  Despite extensive safety improvements at Kaaterskill Falls, another person has died after falling off the famous waterfall while hiking. A 17-year-old New Jersey man died on Wednesday morning,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016 - 3:17 pm
Above: Environmental Conservation Officer Myles Schillinger and Nuisance Wildlife Agent Roy Lane removing a three-foot Eastern Timber rattlesnake from a Mount Tremper home on July 1. Photo via the NYS DEC. An environmental conservation officer and a snake... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:24 pm
Above: County Road 42 in Ulster County, near Moon Haw Rd. in the town of Olive where a hiker was lost on Monday, July 11. Photo by Doug Kerr, via Flickr. New York State Forest Rangers and local first responders spent Monday, July 11 searching for a hiker... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016 - 4:59 pm
Above: A black bear in the Catskills. Photo by Rebecca Andre. Spring in the Catskills is a breathtaking season of roaring waterfalls, eagles taking flight and pastures covered in blooming wildflowers—and, thanks to our resident black bear population, of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 4, 2016 - 1:43 pm
Above: Early morning at Colgate Lake by Elaine Warfield. This photo was entered in the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. Saturday, May 7 is "I Love My Park Day" in New York state, and state and local parks across the Catskills region are... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 - 6:01 pm
Above: The cover of a federal impact statement for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline are cheering the news that its opening will be delayed at least into next year. Constitution Pipeline Company LLC announced... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:15 am
A pair of bald eagles has set up house in a nest on Route 30 in the Delaware County town of Middletown near the village of Margaretville. Watershed Post correspondent Rebecca Andre took this shot of the pair on Sunday, Jan. 24. To see a larger version of... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 - 1:11 pm
Above: A pair of compressors are part of a complex that is included in the proposal for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, as seen in this artist's rendering. The complex would straddle the line between the Delaware County town of Franklin and the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 - 3:20 pm
Above: A map of the Full Build-Out Alternative plan for the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Area, from the SEQR Findings Statement for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 - 2:22 pm
On Friday, Oct. 2, the Army National Guard removed a deadly pileup of logs from the Esopus Creek where 14-year-old Jordyn Engler drowned last month. A warning sign has also been installed, apparently in the last 24 hours, by the New York Department of... Read more


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